Government Scientists Link Earthquakes to Fracking

Fresh research from government scientists suggests that a sharp jump in small earthquakes across the Midwest is almost certainly a result of the injection of wastewater in deep disposal injection wells, a finding that is sure to play into the raging debate surrounding horizontal fracking, a controversial drilling technique that cracks open shale formations to release oil and gas.
April 16, 2012

Fresh research from government scientists suggests that a sharp jump in small earthquakes across the Midwest is almost certainly a result of the injection of wastewater in deep disposal injection wells, a finding that is sure to play into the raging debate surrounding horizontal fracking, a controversial drilling technique that cracks open shale formations to release oil and gas.

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