Why deer can be attracted to gas drilling sites November 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

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Why deer can be attracted to gas drilling sites November 26, 2013 Pennsylvania, NPR News
... deer love salt ... The brine water that comes back up after hydraulic fracturing (known as flowback) can be as much as 10 times saltier than seawater. It can also contain heavy metals and radioactive materials... the deer were attracted to it. It brings the deer in from a great distance around, and it concentrates them... U.S. Forest Service soil scientist, Mary Beth Adams


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