In Fracking’s Wake: New Rules are Needed to Protect Our Health and Environment from Contaminated Waste water, Natural Resources Defense Council – (Report published May 2012) – 
This report includes a thorough review, compiled for NRDC by an independent scientist, of the health and environmental risks posed by the high-volume
waste stream produced from fracking and currently available treatment and disposal methods. It finds that the currently available options are inadequate to protect human health and the environment, but that stronger safeguards at the state and federal levels could better protect against the risks associated with this waste. Click here to read the Issue Brief.