Oct 26 2017

What are aquifer exemptions? Permitted exemptions from the Clean Water Act

published by Kyle Ferrar, MPH
in blog Articles – FracTracker Alliance
original entryWhat are aquifer exemptions? Permitted exemptions from the Clean Water Act

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Liquid Waste Disposal Drilling for oil and gas produces both liquid and solid waste that must be disposed of. The liquid waste from this industry is considered a “Class II waste” according to the US EPA. Aquifers are places underground capable of holding or transmitting groundwater. To dispose of Class II waste, operators are granted aquifer exemptions, by the EPA […]

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