Assessing the Impacts of Wastewater Disposal from Hydraulic Fracturing on Stream Water Quality in Blacklick Creek, Indiana County, Pennsylvania

Kelliann McWhorter
kmmcwhorter@ship.edu
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Joseph Zume
College of Arts and Sciences

Geoenvironmental Studies

This study aims to assess the impacts of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing in Blacklick Creek, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. This study compares basic water quality parameters, magnesium, barium, chloride, bromide, and sulfate in three locations along Blacklick Creek to EPA Maximum Contaminant Levels.