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Oil company fined $60,000 for illegally discharging fracking fluid
Dan Bacher
"The prosecution team’s investigation determined that Vintage periodically discharged saline water, formation fluids, and hydraulic fracturing fluid to an unlined sump for 12 days," according to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board. "The sump was next to a newly drilled Vintage oil well near the City of Shafter in Kern County. The prosecution team concluded the discharge posed a threat to groundwater quality and that Vintage violated the Water Code for the unpermitted discharge of wastewater to land." California fracking map courtesy of Food and Water Watch.

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