Fracking uses a lot of lake and river water. A new study finds less than a tenth of it ever gets recycled.
Despite complaints of asthma and studies proving groundwater contamination, most residents next to frac sand mines don’t have any protection from industrial toxins.
The hydraulic fracturing movement has already taken off in the U.S., expanding an industry that requires the mining of silica sand, the drilling of oil and natural gas wells and the storage of toxic fracking wastewater.
Yet in the midst of the boom, Americans are still not sure how the expanding industry is impacting their health.