Mandatory Disclosure of Hydraulic Fracturing Water Composition

Keith B. Hall Louisiana State University Law Center 1 East Campus Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70803 keith.hall@law.lsu.edu   Historically, the companies that perform hydraulic fracturing kept the composition of their fracturing fluids confidential, treating the compositions as trade secrets. But in recent years, many people have become concerned that hydraulic…

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Comparative performance evaluation of coal combustion products in industrial wastewater treatment

Yibo Chen and Sanjay Tewari Department: Civil Engineering of Louisiana Tech University, P.O. Box 10348, Ruston, LA 71272-0046 Ruston, Louisiana, 71270.Email Address: ych017@latech.edu; stewari@latech.edu. Utilizing waste products from one industry to treat industrial wastewater is environment friendly and economical. Fly ash is a carbon waste from coal-fired power plants. It…

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Biogeochemistry of surface waters and groundwaters at Myrtle Grove, LA

Telfeyan Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA *correspondence: ktelfeya@tulane.edu; A. Breaux Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Cocoderie, LA, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; J. Kim Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; K.H. Johannesson, K.H. Department…

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Simulation of Groundwater Flow in the “1,500-Foot” Sand and “2,000-Foot” Sand, with Scenarios to Mitigate Saltwater Migration in the “2,000-Foot” Sand of the Baton Rouge Area, Louisiana

Charles E. Heywood, Jason M. Griffith, and John K. Lovelace Groundwater withdrawals have caused saltwater to encroach into freshwater-bearing aquifers beneath Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Groundwater investigations in the 1960s identified a freshwater-saltwater interface located at the Baton Rouge Fault, across which abrupt changes in water levels occur. Aquifers south of…

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Design and construction of a salt and fresh water well couple to intercept saltwater migrating into the Southern Hills Aquifer system

R. “Randy” Hollis, P.E., Post Office Box 66396, Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6396: randy@owenandwhite.com; Roy A. Waggenspack, P.E., Post Office Box 66396, Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6396: roy@owenandwhite.com     Saltwater intrusion into the Southern Hills Aquifer system in East Baton Rouge Parish is of great concern to both public and industrial…

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Optimal Groundwater Observation Network Design for Model Discrimination under Conceptual Model Uncertainty: Case Study for Baton Rouge Aquifer System, Louisiana

Hai V. Pham, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, 3525 Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803: hpham28@lsu.edu; Frank T.-C. Tsai, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, 3418G Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803: ftsai@lsu.edu        Groundwater systems are complex…

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