EARTHWORKS


Keep toxic fracking waste off our rivers!

Fracking creates millions of gallons of wastewater that's laden with toxic and sometimes radioactive chemicals.

Now, the Coast Guard is considering allowing fracking waste to be shipped on barges down the Ohio River.


Coal barge passing Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA, on the Ohio River.
Photo: Brian Young

Unfortunately, spills are almost inevitable -- two 2013 barge accidents have already caused serious oil spills. And when spills occur, they will contaminate the drinking water of the 3 million people who get their water from the Ohio River.

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