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Texas’ oil and gas industry will produce “massive amount” of toxic wastewater with few reuse options, study finds

Oil and gas companies produce 3.8 billion barrels of wastewater per year in the arid Permian Basin. A state consortium is trying to figure out whether it can be reused.

A drilling rig at sunset operates a couple of hundred yards north of Fasken Elementary School on the north side of Midland in 2016.

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