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Unintended Consequences of Fracking?

January 9, 2012

Full Article at http://news.discovery.com/earth/fracking-earthquakes-gas-120106.html

Can Fracking Cause Quakes?

By Eric Niiler

THE GIST

  • Geologists have made direct links between recent earthquakes and fracking.
  • As the industry continues to expand, more earthquakes are expected.
  • Injection wells, which take away waste fluids from fracking operations, act as jacks which can split faults.

Recent earthquakes in Ohio and Oklahoma have been directly linked to deep wells used to dispose of liquid wastes for hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” of natural gas, according to geological experts.

Full Article at http://news.discovery.com/earth/fracking-earthquakes-gas-120106.html

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