More evidence of association between hydraulic fracturing and seismic activity

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Tall
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More evidence of association between hydraulic fracturing and seismic activity

Recent reports of temporal and spatial association between hydraulic fracturing and earthquakes:

 

in England, UK

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/science/earth/22fracking.html?_r=1

 

in south Texas, US

http://www.kutnews.org/post/earthquake-south-texas-fracking-fluid-fault

 

 

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 “They [drilling

 “They [drilling companies] pump the water back into the ground into a deep aquifer to get rid of it,” earthquake researcher Cliff Frohlich at UT’s Institute for Geophysics told KUT News.  

“The quakes have been associated with the pumping of water back into the ground, not the producing of the gas,” he said, pointing to seismic activity in North Texas and in Arkansas. 

The whole "fracking causes earthquakes" is less of a concern to me than the fact that the drilling companies are poisoning the aquifers with their waste water. Frack-You Big Oil.

 

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Fracking

 Fracking is also used to extract natural gas in northern Pennsylvania. 

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