The vast amount of wastewater left after a frack is highly toxic and sometimes radioactive. Brine spills are a serious issue. There are no safe methods of disposal, and it cannot be safely used for other purposes.
- Husky pipe leaks water used in oil production into river near Turtleford, Sask (19 Jul 2018, CBC)
- 121 salt water leaks from Sask. oil industry since start of 2017 ( 25 July 2018, CBC)
- Alberta research shows fracking fluids cause ‘significant’ harm to fish (24 Jan 2017, CBC)
“The real risk comes from the disposal process, where (companies) have to truck it to a new site or pipeline it to a new site,” Goss said Tuesday. His paper notes that Alberta has experienced more than 2,500 such spills between 2011 and 2014.