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Cheese Sandwich

(9,086 posts)
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 12:24 PM Jun 2016

Study Ties Fracking To California Earthquakes

How will this issue effect California primary voters since the Sanders and Clinton have such clearly different positions on the drilling issue?

Injecting old, used water from oil and gas drilling in California has been tied to earthquakes for the first time, according to a new study released Thursday. Wastewater injections have already been tied to earthquakes in Colorado and Oklahoma.

The study comes as fracking in California is growing in scope — and in attention. During fracking, chemical-laced, saline water is injected at high pressure thousands of meters underground, loosening deposits of oil and gas. The process, as well as other forms of so-called enhanced oil recovery, creates huge amounts of wastewater, which is often disposed of by being injected into storage wells. (It is also occasionally reused in agriculture or dumped in the ocean.)

California’s wastewater injections have already raised concerns and prompted lawsuits, after environmentalists discovered oil and gas companies have received permits from the Dept. of Conservation to inject into protected aquifers.

According to the new study, which tied a set of 2005 earthquakes near Bakersfield, Calif., to wastewater disposal, injection wells can potentially cause earthquakes several kilometers away, both in the short term and months or even years after the injections take place. The earthquakes studied in the recent report occurred roughly five miles from the injection sites. Bakersfield, in Kern County, is roughly 50 miles from the San Andreas Fault.
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Study Ties Fracking To California Earthquakes (Original Post) Cheese Sandwich Jun 2016 OP
Fed Approval of Coastal Fracking Meteor Man Jun 2016 #1
Double post Meteor Man Jun 2016 #2
That's so strange I actually see your post twice Cheese Sandwich Jun 2016 #3
In the eye of the beholder. Meteor Man Jun 2016 #4
That's all California needs felix_numinous Jun 2016 #5
Conclusion: Hillary is in the pocket of big earthquake tandem5 Jun 2016 #6


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5. That's all California needs
Sun Jun 5, 2016, 02:12 PM
Jun 2016

earthquakes and frackwater. Great jobs geniuses, money is so much better than a balanced ecosystem.

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