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Fate and Effects of Wastes from Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

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Akob, D.M., Cozzarelli, I.M., Dunlap, D.S., Rowan, E.L., and Lorah, M.M., 2015, Organic and inorganic composition and microbiology of produced waters from Pennsylvania shale gas wells: Applied Geochemistry, v. 60, p. 116-125, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.04.011 (Special Issue--Geochemistry of Unconventional Shale Gas from Formation to Extraction--Petrogenesis, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Environmental Impacts).

Akob, D.M., Cozzarelli, I.M., and Lee, K.E., 2015, Microbiology and chemistry of waters produced from hydraulic fracking--A case study: U.S. Geological Survey, access date 2015/10/16, 2015

Akob, D.M., and Lee, K.E., 2017, Examining shifts in stream microbial communities exposed to oil and gas wastewaters: U.S. Geological Survey, access date 03/02/2017, 2017

Akob, D.M., and Lee, K.E., 2016, Indication of unconventional oil and gas wastewaters found in local surface waters: U.S. Geological Survey, access date 09/01/2016, 2016

Akob, D.M., Mumford, A.C., Orem, W.H., Engle, M.A., Klinges, J.G., Kent, D.B., and Cozzarelli, I.M., 2016, Wastewater disposal from unconventional oil and gas development degrades stream quality at a West Virginia injection facility: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 50, no. 11, p. 5517-5525, doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b00428.

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Campbell, J., and Akob, D., 2015, The chemistry of waters that follow from fracking--A case study: U.S. Geological Survey News Release, 05/11/2015.

Campbell, J., and Cozzarelli, I., 2015, Natural breakdown of petroleum underground can lace arsenic into groundwater: U.S. Geological Survey News Release, 01/26/2015.

Cozzarelli, I.M., Akob, D.M., Baedecker, M.J., Spencer, T., Jaeschke, J., Dunlap, D.S., Mumford, A.C., Poret-Peterson, A.T., and Chambers, D.B., 2017, Degradation of crude 4-MCHM (4-methylcyclohexanemethanol) in sediments from Elk River, West Virginia: Environmental Science and Technology, doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b03142.

Cozzarelli, I.M., Akob, D.M., Baedecker, M.J., Spencer, T.A., Jaeschke, J.B., Dunlap, P.D., Mumford, A.C., and Poret-Peterson, A.T., 2017, MCHM degradation data release: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release.

Cozzarelli, I.M., Akob, D.M., Morganwalp, D.W., and Lee, K.E., 2015, Fate and effects of wastes from unconventional oil and gas development: U.S. Geological Survey, access date 05/15/2015, 2015

Cozzarelli, I.M., and Lee, K.E., 2017, Understanding pathways of unconventional oil and gas produced water spills in the environment: U.S. Geological Survey, access date 01/11/2017, 2017

Cozzarelli, I.M., Skalak, K.J., Kent, D.B., Engle, M.A., Benthem, A., Mumford, A.C., Haase, K., Farag, A., Harper, D., Nagel, S.C., Iwanowicz, L.R., Orem, W.H., Akob, D.M., Jaeschke, J.B., Galloway, J., Kohler, M., Stoliker, D.L., and Jolly, G.D., 2017, Environmental signatures and effects of an oil and gas wastewater spill in the Williston Basin, North Dakota: Science of the Total Environment, v. 579, p. 1781-1793, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.157.

Crosby, L.M., Tatu, C.A., Varonka, M., Charles, K.M., and Orem, W.H., 2018, Toxicological and chemical studies of wastewater from hydraulic fracture and conventional shale gas wells: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, v. 37, no. 8, p. 2098-2111, doi:10.1002/etc.4146.

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Demas, A., Focazio, M., and Akob, D., 2016, Evidence of unconventional oil and gas wastewater found in surface waters near underground injection site: U.S. Geological Survey News Release, 05/09/2016.

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Engle, M.A., Cozzarelli, I.M., and Smith, B.D., 2014, USGS investigations of water produced during hydrocarbon reservoir development: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2014-3104, 4 p.

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Fahrenfeld, N.L., Delos Reyes, H., Eramo, A., Akob, D.M., Mumford, A.C., and Cozzarelli, I.M., 2017, Shifts in microbial community structure and function in surface waters impacted by unconventional oil and gas wastewater revealed by metagenomics: Science of the Total Environment, v. 580, p. 1205-1213, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.079.

Focazio, M., and Demas, A., 2013, Disinfection of energy wastewater can lead to toxic byproducts: U.S. Geological Survey Technical Announcement, 09/04/2013.

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Haase, K.B., Kozar, M.D., Mcadoo, M.A., Casile, G.C., Steffy, L., Risser, D.W., Heilweil, V.M., and Mumford, A.C., 2018, Dataset of trace dissolved hydrocarbons in surface water and groundwater in North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia between 2014 and 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release.

Hladik, M.L., Focazio, M.J., and Buxton, H.T., 2013, Disinfection byproducts from treatment of produced waters: U.S. Geological Survey, access date 10/20/2016, 2016

Hladik, M.L., Focazio, M.J., and Engle, M., 2014, Discharges of produced waters from oil and gas extraction via wastewater treatment plants are sources of disinfection by-products to receiving streams: Science of the Total Environment, v. 466-467, p. 1085-1083, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.08.008.

Hossack, B.R., Puglis, H.J., Battaglin, W.A., Anderson, C.W., Honeycutt, R.K., and Smalling, K.L., 2017, Widespread legacy brine contamination from oil production reduces survival of chorus frog larvae: Environmental Pollution, v. 231, p. 742-751, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2017.08.070.

Hossack, B.R., Smalling, K.L., Anderson, C.W., Preston, T.M., Cozzarelli, I.M., and Ken Honeycutt, R., 2018, Effects of persistent energy-related brine contamination on amphibian abundance in National Wildlife Refuge wetlands: Biological Conservation, v. 228, p. 36-43, doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2018.10.007.

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Kassotis, C.D., Iwanowicz, L.R., Akob, D.M., Cozzarelli, I.M., Mumford, A.C., Orem, W.H., and Nagel, S.C., 2016, Endocrine disrupting activities of surface water associated with a West Virginia oil and gas Industry wastewater disposal site: Science of the Total Environment, v. 557-558, p. 901-910, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.113.

Kent, D.B., Blondes, M.S., Cozzarelli, I.M., Geboy, N., LeBlanc, D.R., Ng, G.-H., Repert, D., and Smith, R.L., 2016, Sewage disposal, petroleum spills, eutrophic lakes, and wastewater from oil and gas production--Potential drivers of arsenic mobilization in the sub-surface, in Bhattacharya, P., and others, eds., Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability--Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As2016), Stockholm, Sweden, June 19-23, 2016: London, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), p. 25-26, ISBN:9781138029415.

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Lester, Y., Ferrer, I., Thurman, E.M., Sitterley, K.A., Korak, J.A., Aiken, G., and Linden, K.G., 2015, Characterization of hydraulic fracturing flowback water in Colorado--Implications for water treatment: Science of the Total Environment, v. 512-513, p. 637-644, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.01.043.

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McMahon, P.B., Kulongoski, J.T., Wright, M.T., Land, M.T., Landon, M.K., Cozzarelli, I.M., Vengosh, A., and Aiken, G.R., 2016, Preliminary results from exploratory sampling of wells for the California oil, gas, and groundwater program, 2014–15: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1100, 8 p.

Morganwalp, D.W., and Lee, K.E., 2017, Program scientist receives meritorious service award: U.S. Geological Survey, access date 06/30/2017, 2017

Morganwalp, D.W., and Lee, K.E., 2017, Two scientists receive early career excellence in leadership award: U.S. Geological Survey, access date 06/30/2017, 2017

Morganwalp, D.W., and Lee, K.E., 2017, Two scientists receive early career excellence in leadership award: U.S. Geological Survey, access date 12/20/2017, 2017

Mumford, A.C., Akob, D.M., Klinges, J.G., and Cozzarelli, I.M., 2018, Common hydraulic fracturing fluid additives alter the structure and function of anaerobic microbial communities: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v. 84, no. 8, e02729-17, doi:10.1128/AEM.02729-17.

Mumford, A.C., Akob, D.M., Klinges, J.G., and Cozzarelli, I.M., 2018, Data for common hydraulic fracturing fluid additives alter the structure and function of anaerobic microbial communities: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release.

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Orem, W., Tatu, C., Varonka, M., Lerch, H., Bates, A., Engle, M., Crosby, L., and McIntosh, J., 2014, Organic substances in produced and formation water from unconventional natural gas extraction in coal and shale: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 126, p. 20-31, doi:10.1016/j.coal.2014.01.003.

Orem, W., Varonka, M., Crosby, L., Haase, K., Loftin, K., Hladik, M., Akob, D.M., Tatu, C., Mumford, A., Jaeschke, J., Bates, A., Schell, T., and Cozzarelli, I.M., 2017, Organic geochemistry and toxicology of a stream impacted by unconventional oil and gas wastewater disposal operations: Applied Geochemistry, v. 80, p. 155-167, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.02.016.

Orem, W.H., and Lee, K.E., 2017, Trace levels of organic chemicals limited to local reaches of a stream near an oil and gas wastewater disposal facility: U.S. Geological Survey, access date 06/30/2017, 2017

Orem, W.H., and Lee, K.E., 2017, Trace levels of organic chemicals limited to local reaches of a stream near an oil and gas wastewater disposal facility: U.S. Geological Survey, access date 12/19/2017, 2017

Ouyang, B., Akob, D.M., Dunlap, D., and Renock, D., 2017, Microbially mediated barite dissolution in anoxic brines: Applied Geochemistry, v. 76, p. 51-59, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.11.008.

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Peterman, Z., Thamke, J., Futa, K., and Oliver, T., 2017, Characterization and origin of brines from the Bakken-Three Forks petroleum system in the Williston Basin, USA: The Mountain Geologist, v. 54, no. 3.

Puglis, H.J., Hossack, B.R., Battaglin, W.A., Anderson, C.W., Honeycutt, R.K., and Smalling, K.L., 2017, Widespread legacy brine contamination from oil shales reduces survival of chorus frog larvae--Data: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release.

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Risser, D.W., Williams, J.H., Hand, K.L., Behr, R.-A., and Markowski, A.K., 2013, Geohydrologic and water-quality characterization of a fractured-bedrock test hole in an area of Marcellus Shale gas development, Bradford County, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey 4th ser., Open-File Report OFMI 13-01.1 (4 appendices).

Rose, L.D., Akob, D.M., Tuberty, S.R., Corsi, S.R., DeCicco, L.A., Colby, J.D., and Martin, D.J., 2019, Use of high-throughput screening results to prioritize chemicals for potential adverse biological effects within a West Virginia watershed: Science of the Total Environment, v. 677, p. 362-372, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.180.

Rose, L.D., Akob, D.M., Tuberty, S.R., Corsi, S.R., DeCicco, L.A., Colby, J.D., and Martin, D.J., 2018, Chemistry of waters collected in the Wolf Creek and Buffalo Creek watersheds in West Virginia in 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release.

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Skalak, K.J., Engle, M.A., Rowan, E.L., Jolly, G.D., Conko, K.M., Benthem, A.J., and Kraemer, T.F., 2014, Surface disposal of produced waters in western and southwestern Pennsylvania--Potential for accumulation of alkali-earth elements in sediments: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 126, p. 162-170, doi:10.1016/j.coal.2013.12.001.

Smalling, K.L., Anderson, C.W., Honeycutt, R.K., Cozzarelli, I.M., Preston, T., and Hossack, B.R., 2019, Associations between environmental pollutants and larval amphibians in wetlands contaminated by energy-related brines are potentially mediated by feeding traits: Environmental Pollution, v. 248, p. 260-268, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2019.02.033.

Smalling, K.L., Hossack, B.R., Honeycutt, R.K., Anderson, C.W., and Cozzarelli, I.M., 2018, Chloride in water, metals in sediment and amphibian tissues and amphibian capture information from wetlands in the Williston Basin of Montana and North Dakota, 2015-2017: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release.

Soeder, D.J., and Kent, D.B., 2018, When oil and water mix--Understanding the environtmental impacts of shale development: GSA Today, v. 28, no. 9, p. 4-10, doi:10.1130/GSATG361A.1.

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Wang, N., Kunz, J.L., Cleveland, D., Steevens, J.A., and Cozzarelli, I.M., 2019, Biological effects of elevated major ions in surface water contaminated by a produced water from oil production: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, doi:10.1007/s00244-019-00610-3 (Advanced Web release).

Williams, J.H., Risser, D.W., and Dodge, C.M., 2015, Geohydrologic and water-quality characterization of a fractured-bedrock test hole in an area of Marcellus shale gas development, Tioga County, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey 4th ser., Open-File Miscellaneous Investigations OFMI 15–24.0 (plus supplemental information in a ZIP file).


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