LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Canadian company plans to recycle water used in hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - in the Fayetteville Shale and hopes to sell it to the companies that use the process to drill for natural gas.
The company also has a permit to discharge the water into Cadron Creek. The recreational creek runs from Cleburne County to Faulkner County before flowing into the Arkansas River.
Spokesman Richard Magnus for Calgary, Alberta-based Fountain Quail Water Management LLC told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the company prefers to sell the water to the gas companies.
Fracking is a process in which water is mixed with sand and chemicals and injected into the ground to break up rock and release trapped natural gas.
Magnus says the treated water is clean enough to drink.