“Radioactive” contaminants can enter drinking water supply as a “result of oil and gas production”


What are you drinking?, Hernando Today (Tampa Tribune), January 14, 2011:

Ann-Gayl Ellis, public information officer for the Hernando County Health Department... said that much of the water in Hernando County comes from private wells that are not tested. There is no telling for certain what chemicals are present in that water, she said. ...

As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material...

The radioactive contaminants can be naturally occurring or the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

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