Tag Archive: wastewater

Mar 12

Take me home, country roads

Driving on dirt roads kicks up dust that can make it hard to see and cause respiratory problems for people who live nearby. In some areas, a wastewater mix from oil and gas production is sprayed on dirt and gravel roads to suppress the dust. The wastewater is usually free. But it contains radium, which …

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Oct 26

Intersex Fish and Water Quality

Researchers are reeling in male fish with female characteristics, causing concerns about water quality. Let’s dive in: A study in Pennsylvania river basins has turned up evidence of intersex fish—males carrying immature eggs. The result has raised concern about the widespread level of hormones in our waterways. “We use fish as an indicator that there …

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