Matrix Complications in the Determination of Radium Levels in Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback Water Fracturing Flowback Water from Marcellus Shale
Although not strong enough to cause acute radio toxicity, flowback water can overwhelm wastewater treatment plants giving rise to radioactive contamination downstream. By Andrew W. Nelson, Dustin May, Andrew W. Knight, Eric S. Eitrheim, Marinea Mehrhoff, Robert Shannon, Robert Litman, and Michael K. Schultz, published by Environmental Science & Technology Letters, February, 2014.
Medical Society of NYS Resolution on Protecting Public Health from Elevated Radon Exposure
Draft resolution, Medical Society of the State of New York, 2014.
Public health experts and the American Lung Association of the Northeast released a letter to Governor Cuomo
The letter urges the governor to study radon levels in shale gas before making a decision on whether to allow fracking. May 8, 2014
Hydraulic Fracturing Radiological Concerns for Ohio
June 13, 2013 fact sheet prepared by Melissa Belcher, M.S. and Marvine Resnikoff, Ph.D. for FreshWater Accountability Project Ohio
Naturally Occurring Radionuclides in the Ground Water of Southeastern Pennsylvania
A report by the USGS. Undated.
Consideration of Radiation in Hazardous Waste Produced From Hydraulic Fracturing
“The type of radioactive material found in the Marcellus Shale and
brought to the surface by horizontal hydrofracking is the type that is
particularly long-lived, and could easily bioaccumulate over time and deliver a dangerous radiation dose to potentially millions of people long after the drilling is over.” Report of E. Ivan White, Staff Scientist for the National Council on Radiation Protection. October 2012.
RADIOACTIVITY IN MARCELLUS SHALE CHALLENGE FOR REGULATORS AND WATER TREATMENT PLANTS
This paper examines the fate and transport of radionuclides brought to the surface, and the environmental impact in the environment. By Martin Resnikoff, Fall 2012.
Radon in Natural Gas from Marcellus Shale–Executive Summary
By Marvin Resnikoff, January 10, 2012.
Radioactivity and the Marcellus Shale
Cornell Professor Peter J. Davis discusses radioactive materials found in the the Marcellus Shale. Undated.
Radiation Problems due to Hydrofracking
Dr. Marvin Resnikoff discusses threats of radiation due to hydrofracking. (Video.) Shaleshock Media, October 18,2011.
Radioactivity in Marcellus Shale
This report concludes that the hazards of disposing of drilling waste has not been fully evaluated by the NYS DEC. Prepared by Marvin Resnikoff, Ph.D, May 19, 2010
EPA Scientists Discusses Radioactivity in Waste
Comments submitted in to the NYS DEC re: the Draft SGEIS. November 11, 2009.