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Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking water

Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking water
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POSTED: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 8:14am

Environmentalists say 'no', industry groups say barge transport has advantages

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation’s rivers on their way toward disposal.

Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages. Now, the wastewater is usually disposed of by truck or rail, which poses more risk for accidents than shipping by barge, according to a government report.

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