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Flowback Water

Effects of Flowback Water on the Environment

Flowback water is a hazardous waste product that is essentially the byproduct of hydraulic fracking practices where substantial amounts of liquid, sand, chemicals, metals and other materials are pumped into the subsurface rock at intense pressures which cause the ground to fracture, releasing natural gas resources for the purposes of extraction. Flowback water can rise up to the surface for up to four weeks after fracking has ceased, and nearly half of all liquid material pumped into the rock below will remain there.

Flowback water can have a devastating impact on surface areas where it can threaten the stability of vegetation, land and wildlife. When locked in the subsurface, however, flowback water can poison precious groundwater supplies which may impact countless people. Individuals may file personal injury civil suits against responsible parties, landowners may seek compensation for damages done to property, and responsible well drilling operations may only wish to defend themselves from inaccurate accusations. Whether you have been injured by hazardous flowback water or you are liable for the damages it has done, a lawyer is in the best position to provide you with the legal support you need.

Legal Support for Flowback Water Disputes

Flowback water is a serious concern for many throughout the natural gas drilling industry, as the cost for compensation and cleanup can be quite high. The Amaro Law Firm has worked with clients in the past on matters regarding flowback water both on surface lands and underground, and our attorneys have keen insight when it comes to how oil and gas law can be applied for or against commercial organizations. Our firm can build a strong case to support your goals by diligent research and an organized strategy for success by working closely with clients in order to learn as much as possible about the situation. We will work hard to make sure that your needs are met both inside and outside of the courtroom, and can also provide valuable assistance to prevent such actions from occurring. Our number one priority is to achieve a favorable result for our clients, and we will do everything in our power to see that you get it.