There are more than 680,000 underground waste and injection wells nationwide, more than 150,000 of which shoot industrial fluids thousands of feet below the surface. Scientists and federal regulators acknowledge they do not know how many of the sites are leaking. But in interviews, several key experts acknowledged that the idea that injection is safe rests on science that has not kept pace with reality, and on oversight that doesn’t always work.
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Local TV news coverage of environmental issues
New study of Pittsburgh local TV news coverage of fracking and other environmental issues: “Just Because Fracking Doesn’t Bleed, Doesn’t Mean It Can’t Lead: How Coverage of Shale Gas Fracking and Other Environmental Stories Rank on Local Television News.“
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