Articles tagged "wastewater"

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Deep earthquakes in Texas driven by shallow wastewater injection

Virginia Tech geoscientists have found that shallow wastewater injections can drive widespread deep earthquake activity in oil and gas production fields. The team came up with the finding after studying the Delaware Basin in western Texas, one of the most productive...

May 16, 2021

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Pennsylvania watershed contaminated with radioactive material and endocrine-disrupting chemicals

Hydraulic fracturing has enabled a domestic oil and gas boom in the U.S., but its rapid growth has raised questions about what to do with the billions of gallons of wastewater that result. Researchers now report that treating the wastewater and releasing it into...

July 12, 2017

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USGS links wastewater disposal to M5.1 Oklahoma earthquake of February 2016

The new USGS study indicates the M5.1 Oklahoma earthquake from February 2016, was likely induced by distant wastewater disposal wells. The M5.1 earthquake was the third largest earthquake in the recent Oklahoma history. It occurred on February 13, about 32 km (20...

October 26, 2016

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Billions of gallons of oil industry wastewater illegally injected into central California aquifers

Almost 3 billion gallons of oil industry wastewater have been illegally dumped into central California aquifers that supply drinking water and farming irrigation, according to state documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity. The wastewater entered the aq

October 16, 2014

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Earthquake hazard in Oklahoma increased due to ongoing swarm

USGS reported today that since January 2009, more than 200 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes have rattled Central Oklahoma, which marked a significant rise in the frequency of these seismic events.  Important to people living in the Oklahoma City region

October 23, 2013

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Christchurch hit by swarm of earthquakes - liquefaction and potholes seen again

The largest earthquake, a 6.0, struck at about 2.20pm near Darfield, but the remaining quakes have all been centred to the east of the city. The first shake hit at 1pm and was a magnitude 5.5 quake, but there have been four other minor earthquakes over the

June 13, 2011

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36 tons of fish killed by pollution in Dong Nai river, VietNam

Pollution in the Dong Nai river has killed 36 tons of fish in Thong Nhat Ward of southern Bien Hoa city, the farmers association said in a report sent to authorities Monday. The association said 33 families practicing fish cage culture had claimed to have lost

February 26, 2011