Saturday, July 5, 2014

Oklahoma Earthquakes Likely Caused By Injection Wells

"Wastewater injections from oil and gas operations likely have led to the recent sharp increase in earthquakes across central Oklahoma, according to researchers, including two from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The study, which appears in the journal Science, used hydrogeological models to gauge how pressure from wastewater injected into underground rock seeped into faults where seismic activity occurred."

Read the article here.

"Out of sight, out of mind" does not apply to fracking waste injected into the ground.  As the saying goes, it will come back to bite us.

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