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  • Paper: Disposal of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing poses dangers to drivers

    Photo of Yilan Xu, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    A new paper co-written by Yilan Xu, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois, shows that the growing traffic burden in shale energy boomtowns from trucks hauling wastewater to disposal sites resulted in a surge of road fatalities and severe accidents.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Yilan Xu, call 217-300-0465; email yilanxu@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Fraccidents: The impact of fracking on road traffic deaths” is available online.