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Flowback is the mixture of water and chemicals that flows up to the surface after a well has been fracked. This mixture includes some of the chemicals used during the fracking process, clay, total dissolved solids (TDS) and dissolved metal ions. It can take up to four weeks for the water used during fracking to flow back to the surface. About 20-40% of the water that is fracked ends up returning to the surface, with the rest remaining in the shale formation.[1]

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