Aquifer Contamination

Below is a quote from a 2015 Monterey Herald article on last year's proposed fracking moratorium:

“Let me be clear, so that it’s not a misunderstanding: we believe that any injection into the aquifers that are non-exempt has contaminated those aquifers,”
 said Jonathan Bishop, chief deputy director of the State Water Board, during testimony to the state Legislature. 


The state’s list of illegal wastewater injection wells include 35 wastewater injection wells in Monterey County. The San Ardo wastewater treatment facility cleans only about a third of the barrels of wastewater created daily.

Below is a list of 35 wastewater injection wells injecting into protected aquifers:


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