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Fight fracking before it’s too late

Scientific evidence supports that hydraulic fracturing in the highly faulted Rio Grande rift poses the risk of contamination of the one continuous aquifer that provides drinking water to close to 1 million residents. Drilling already is taking place in the San Juan and Permian basins in New Mexico. But the geology of the substrata in Sandoval County is unique.  This county is situated in one of the four active continental rift zones in the world. There are thousands of subsurface faults, some adjacent to, or perilously close to, the Albuquerque Basin aquifer. These faults could serve as conduits for contamination by water used in the fracking process or by the injection of chemical-laden wastewater injected into different, even deeper, waste disposal wells after the fracking process.  Read more...

 

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