Analysis of Marcellus flowback finds high levels of ancient brines

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Analysis of Marcellus flowback finds high levels of ancient brines Posted: 18 Dec 2012 05:35 PM PST Brine water that flows back from gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region after hydraulic fracturing is many times more salty than seawater, with high contents of various elements, including radium and barium. …