Archive for Month: December 2019
Radiation in Water – A Real Risk

December 29, 2019 | no comments | Blog | by: guest

Radiation in Water – A Real Risk

Radiation in Water – A Real Risk

Radiation in Water – A Real Risk

The question when introducing US Nuclear Corp’s real-time continuous water monitors to municipal water utilities is, ‘why do we need an instrument like this?  We don’t have radiation in our drinking water or waste water.’

Our question is how do you know if you don’t monitor the water.  Typical monitoring is 4 times a year per EPA’s Clean Water Act.  A water sample is pulled and sent to a lab for testing. Not a very timely or cost-effective method.

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Hydrofracking and Water:

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Hydrofracking and Water:

HYDROFRACKING & WATER:

What is the cost in contaminating our water?

By Penelope Randall, Environmental Specialist, US Nuclear Corp

Hydrofracking demands for water use is up 770 percent since 2011 according to a 2018 peer reviewed study out of Duke University. The use of millions of gallons of water and sand infused with up to 1,000 different toxic chemicals is used to fracture shale rock and release the trapped gas or oil.

The wastewater, brine, and sludge are then returned to the surface and in need of disposal. Unfortunately, there is not yet a clear and safe method of disposal or storage. In many places this wastewater is reinjected into deep underground wastewater wells. There is mounting evidence that this method of disposal may be responsible for earthquakes and pollution of groundwater in some locations. The exponential growth of the hydrofracking industry and its practices constitutes a growing problem.

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