Strange byproduct of fracking boom: Radioactive socks
Oilfield filter socks, used to filter wastewater at drilling sites, have turned up in some odd corners of North Dakota, including a roadside, an Indian Reservation, a city garbage can, and tucked under other waste trucked to landfills. The socks often contain naturally occurring radioactive materials — radium is the usual suspect — and may be dumped to avoid more costly disposal at radioactive waste depositories out of state.
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