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Midland fights disposal of oilfield wastewater near its drinking supply

As oil and gas companies struggle to dispose of their wastewater in the Permian Basin, the city of Midland is challenging applications for disposal wells near one of its drinking water sources.

A water tower at the Midland International Air & Space Port on Jan. 28, 2022.

Demand for water, disposal sites at odds

“Accidents happen”

Waste disposal industry on shaky ground

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