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Opinion: Radioactive risks and worker safety in the oil and gas industry

Opinion: Radioactive risks and worker safety in the oil and gas industry

Justin Nobel's new book reveals the extensive radioactive contamination in the U.S. oil and gas industry and its impact on workers.

Justin Nobel writes for DeSmog.

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Chernobyl power line again damaged by Russia, Ukraine’s nuclear agency says

New damage was reported just one day after Ukraine's energy minister said power was restored following a Russian attack that disconnected the site from the electricity grid.

“A permanent reactor": Fracking's radioactive health threat to Ohio will last 1,600 years without action

“A permanent reactor": Fracking's radioactive health threat to Ohio will last 1,600 years without action

Industry, with help from the state, has chosen to downplay or ignore risks to both workers in the fracking industry and locals who live near oil and gas sites, treatment plants, and sewage systems.

Why frack wastewater injected underground doesn't always stay there
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Why frack wastewater injected underground doesn't always stay there

One geologist says the landscape is like "Swiss cheese" from a century of drilling. All those wells could allow fracking wastewater to travel to the surface.
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Sea-level rise could threaten coastal nuclear waste facilities

Recent research suggests that as seas rise, some nuclear waste storage facilities are at risk of flooding or storm damage.

Pennsylvania: Westmoreland landfill neighbors frustrated
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Pennsylvania: Westmoreland landfill neighbors frustrated

Municipal officials and residents who live near the Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill in Rostraver on Thursday voiced frustration and anger over its continuing operation and what they say is a lack of adequate state regulation.

Study: Radiation levels higher downwind of fracking sites

Study: Radiation levels higher downwind of fracking sites

Researchers found elevated levels of radioactivity on air particles measured downwind of fracking sites around the country. They say health effects are possible, though not imminent.
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