Fracking Chemicals Dumped in Allegheny River Entered Food Chain

Fracking Chemicals Dumped in Allegheny River a Decade Ago Entered Food Chain

"Chemicals from fracking wastewater dumped into Pennsylvania's Allegheny River before 2011 are still accumulating in the bodies of freshwater mussels downstream, according to a new study.

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University found elevated concentrations of Strontium in the shells of freshwater mussels downstream from a former fracking wastewater disposal site in Warren, Pennsylvania, about 143 miles northeast (and upstream) of Pittsburgh." ...

"We think the sediment acts like a reservoir for higher levels of radioactivity and metals, and that's where the mussels live," he added, "so this could continue to have even longer-term impacts even though that valve got turned off."

https://www.ehn.org/chemicals-from-fracking-in-pennsylvania-polluti...

Note: much of Pittsburgh's water supply comes from the Allegheny River. One intake is near Verona.

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