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Sat Mar 10, 2012, 02:30 AM

Ohio: Gas-drilling injection well led to quakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A dozen earthquakes in northeastern Ohio were almost certainly induced by injection of gas-drilling wastewater into the earth, state regulators said Friday as they announced a series of tough new rules for drillers.

Among the new regulations: Well operators must submit more comprehensive geological data when requesting a drill site, and the chemical makeup of all drilling wastewater must be tracked electronically.

The state Department of Natural Resources announced the tough new brine injection regulations because of the report's findings on the well in Youngstown, which it said were based on "a number of coincidental circumstances."

For one, investigators said, the well began operations just three months ahead of the first quake.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/nation_world/20120309_ap_ohiogasdrillinginjectionwellledtoquakes.html?c=r#ixzz1oh0tWgCP

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HopeHoops Mar 2012 #1
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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 12:10 PM

1. Oh, I am just SO frackin' shocked.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 08:50 PM

2. Like climate change, there are still those who refute this...

And, even worse, those who believe it.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 04:52 AM

3. How much more can they pollute. WTF!

This is insane!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 05:17 AM

4. Madness. n/t

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