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Oilfield wastewater may trigger earthquakes for ‘decades’

Oilfield wastewater may trigger earthquakes for ‘decades’
Wednesday 17
9:21 2019

PARIS: Wastewater from oil and gas production injected deep into wells could cause earthquakes strong enough to be felt on the surface for years to come, according to new research published Tuesday. The United States is undergoing a boom in oil and gas production as well as fracking, the process of shooting water mixed with sand and chemicals deep into the earth to bring up hydrocarbons trapped inside rock. Wastewater from fossil fuel production has long been associated with tremors, as producers dispose of it by injecting jets into separate wells dug below ground. The United States Geological Survey says ...

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Summary: PARIS: Wastewater from oil and gas production injected deep into wells could cause earthquakes strong enough to be felt on the surface for years to come, according to new research published Tuesday. The United States is undergoing a boom in oil and gas production as well as fracking, the process ...

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