There is a little-known provision in the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 (SDWA) called an “Aquifer Exemption” that allows oil, gas and mining industries to legally impact groundwater – including some aquifers set aside for drinking water. While these industries have purported to install wells and perform activities with no leakage and permanent protection, … Continue reading Aquifer Exemptions – the Legal Way to Pollute Groundwater
Wastewater from hydraulic fracking has been in the news quite a bit lately and not for good reason. Concerns over wastewater injections creating or inducing earthquakes and contamination from chemicals in fracking wastewater are growing. In mid-November, Uproxx.com released a story about wastewater from oil production being sold to drought-stricken California farmers in Kern County … Continue reading What to do with Fracking Wastewater?
Do you remember the Era Plus detergent commercial from 1987 which touted the use of protein as an ingredient to help get out protein stains like grass and food? Essentially what they were saying is “like dissolves like.” Water is known as the “universal solvent” because it has both a positive and negative charge, but … Continue reading “Protein Gets Out Protein”