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Sat Mar 10, 2012, 11:35 AM

Ohio: Fracking set off a dozen earthquakes

http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/ohio-fracking-set-off-a-dozen-earthquakes-1.3592002

Ohio: Fracking set off a dozen earthquakes

Published: March 9, 2012 5:32 PM
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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.

Both could mean extra costs for gas drillers looking for new wells and ways to get rid of wastewater ó much of which is taken in by Ohio.

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

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Aerows Mar 2012 #1
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Aerows Mar 2012 #4
Frustratedlady Mar 2012 #3
Quantess Mar 2012 #5

Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 11:38 AM

1. I saw this response

 

On a different article by a commenter, and I couldn't resist sharing it:

Latest Vegas odds on GOP response:
1. Claim study authors are foreign born. Demand to see birth certificates- 4:1
2. Claim earthquakes are good for environment-2:1
3. Trot out Pat Robertson to say God sent earthquakes to convince us of the goodness of fracking-8:3
4. Produce dubious study written by unemployed Bachmann supporters showing earthquakes produce jobs. Subsequently demand tax break for job-creating frackers-1:1
5. Blame Obama supporters for secretly producing earthquakes to make patriotic frackers look bad and further their secret plot to make Saudi Arabia the boss of us-1:2
6. Claim that earthquakes were actually caused by electric cars and windmills-1:1
7. Obama did it-No Line
8. Iran did it-Letís invade!-1:5
9. Who cares about earthquakes, we must stop women from getting contraception!-2:1
10. If we donít frack, the terrorists win.-1:1

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Response to Aerows (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 11:56 AM

2. there some similar comments on this article

can't wait to hear that the world is really flat!

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Response to G_j (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 03:01 PM

4. The Sun revolves around the Earth

 

Didn't I tell you that already *grin* ?

This all happened because the heathens didn't let Jesus ride a dinosaur, as was his right, and instead made him ride a donkey on Palm Sunday.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 12:11 PM

3. Those are great and could be modified for all our country's maladies... eom

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Response to Aerows (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 05:16 PM

5. That's pretty funny.

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