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Fracking wastewater to be used as a coolant

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The Nova Scotia government has given the green light to a request from the Atlantic Industrial Services in Debert to start treatment and disposal of hydraulic fracturing wastewater stored in two holding ponds near Kennetcook.

The waste water will be utilised as a coolant in a kiln at the Lafarge cement plant in Brookfield.

Triangle Petroleum currently has 20 million litres of wastewater in two holding ponds in Kennetcook from high-pressure fracking that took place in 2007 and 2008.

After the wastewater is treated for naturally occurring radioactive materials and sent through reverse-osmosis, it will be transported to the Lafarge cement plant in Brookfield to be used as a coolant in the kiln and evaporated at 700 C.

Since last year, AIS used the process to successfully dispose of more than eight million litres of wastewater stored at their facility in Debert.


Edited from sources by Joseph Green. Sources: The Chronicle Herald, CBC, Cat Country 995

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/17072015/fracking-wastewate-used-coolant-187/

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