Fossil Fuel Industry Water Pollution is Killing the Horses in North Dakota
January 1, 2021 /
Legal loopholes that exempt fracking from elements of the Safe Drinking Water Act and EPA hazardous waste laws are endangering surrounding communities, and putting drinking water at risk of contamination. Now, national, state, and local grassroots efforts, some led by Finley-DeVille, are calling for change.
North Dakota’s water supplies are at risk from contaminants from fracking wastewater, but residents are fighting back.
Scientists say wastewater spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways. In a report published in 2016, Duke University researchers said they detected high levels of lead, ammonium and other contaminants in surface waters affected by wastewater spills in the Bakken oilfield region.
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