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HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: Now It's Oilmen Who Say Fracking Could Harm Groundwater
Science & Tech  (tags: fracking, groundwater contamination, horizontal drilling, technology )

Judy
- 225 days ago - eenews.net
The small producers are tangling with Oklahoma's large independent drillers in a bitter political brawl. Groundwater contamination is a small part of that debate, overshadowed by a fight over taxes on drilling and where horizontal wells can be drilled.
Oklahoma Town Sues Energy Companies Over Earthquakes
Science & Tech  (tags: Technoloogy, fracking, lawsuit, Pawnee OK, earthquakes, oil & gas companies, wastewater injection )

Judy
- 574 days ago - csmonitor.com
The town of Pawnee, Okla., is bringing a class action lawsuit against oil and gas companies, saying the companies caused more than 50 earthquakes by injecting wastewater into the ground.
The Latest: Earthquake Felt at Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant
Science & Tech  (tags: nucler power plant, Fracking, Brownsville, Nebraska, Oklahoma earthquake )

Judy
- 651 days ago - theeagle.com
Officials at a nuclear power plant in the southeast corner of Nebraska say tremors from the Oklahoma earthquake were felt at the plant.
Groundwater Contamination From Fracking Changes Over Time: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: carcinogens, earthquakes, environment, fracking, ground water, heavy metals )

Julie
- 766 days ago - thetyee.ca
Fracking chemicals from oil wells were located within four kilometres from sampled water wells. Canada's top hydrogeologist and contaminant expert calls fracking an uncontrolled science experiment on groundwater
Contamination in North Dakota Linked to Fracking Spills
Science & Tech  (tags: Duke University Study, North dakota, fracking, accidental wastewater spills, water and soil contamination )

Judy
- 774 days ago - phys.org
"Until now, research in many regions of the nation has shown that contamination from fracking has been fairly sporadic and inconsistent". In ND though, it is now widespread, persistent and directly linked to water contaminated by fracking.
A RIVER ON FIRE! Gas Explodes From Australian River Near Fracking Site. - YouTube   video
Science & Tech  (tags: fracking, methane gas, river on fire, Condamine River, Queensland, Australia )

Judy
- 784 days ago - youtube.com
"I was shocked by force of the explosion when I tested whether gas boiling through the Condamine River, Qld was flammable."
MIT Develops New Technology That Shocks the Salt Out of Water
Science & Tech  (tags: shock electrodialysis, sodium particles, salt to fresh water, desalination, fracking )

Nancy
- 934 days ago - inhabitat.com
This process is said to be affordable and avoids some of the snags associated with other desalination methods, such as filters getting clogged and boiling water requiring too much energy.
How One US State Went From Two Quakes a Year to 585
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, seismic activity, environment, climate, earthquakes, oil and gas, fracking, groundwater, wastewater )

Dianne
- 1000 days ago - news.yahoo.com
"It's completely unprecedented," said George Choy, a seismologist at the US Geological Survey. [also see first comment]
What Computer Innovation and Fracking Have in Common [Excerpt]
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, society, science, safety, research, news, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, computers, fracking )

Darren
- 1191 days ago - scientificamerican.com
In this excerpt from his new book, The Innovators, Walter Isaacson explores the origin of new technologies and the nature of new ideas
Fracking Disposal Wells Causing Earthquakes in DFW
Science & Tech  (tags: Barnett Shale, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, hydraulic fracturing, fracking, disposal wells, seismology, earthquakes, quakes, temblors, tremors, fault lines, epicenters, magnitude, damage )

Isaac
- 1255 days ago - stateimpact.npr.org
A new study by a University of Texas seismologist says wells used to dispose of fracking waste water are responsible recent earthquakes.
Regulators Ignore Fracking Earthquakes, Protect Big Oil Profits Over People
Science & Tech  (tags: energy, technology, hydraulic fracturing, fracking, earthquakes, seismic activity )

Laura
- 1474 days ago - ecowatch.com
Yet, this stark research hasn't stopped state governments from issuing thousands of permits to allow wastewater and other drilling to proceed, often in close proximity to homes and schools. In many instances state departments blatantly ignore science ...
Can Fracking Solve the Nuclear Waste Problem?
Science & Tech  (tags: nuclear energy, nuclear waste, fracking, shale rock )

Laura
- 1531 days ago - ecowatch.com
U.S. scientists are proposing that the source of one controversial energy program could provide a solution to the problems of another. Nuclear waste--that embarrassing by-product of two generations of uranium-fueled power stations--could be stored ...
Oklahoma Breaks Record With Hundreds of Earthquakes After Fracking Intensifies
Science & Tech  (tags: Accident, Earthquake, Ecology, Fracking, Natural disasters, Science, USA )


- 1531 days ago - rt.com
A series of earthquakes over the weekend continued to break alarming records of seismic activity in Oklahoma, which some scientists say is linked to increased fracking operations in the state.
Fracking's Terrifying Water Usage Trends Spell Disaster
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, drought, environment, fracking, water )

Julie
- 1588 days ago - commondreams.org
New study shows that fracking boom is happening in places that can least afford to lose precious water supplies
Swarms of Earthquakes Shake Up Shale Gas Fields
Science & Tech  (tags: Deep well disposal, Earthquakes, Environment, Fracking, Shale gas )

Julie
- 1597 days ago - thetyee.ca
A string of studies have not only implicated hydraulic fracturing, but the related practice of pumping dirty wastewater deep underground, as the cause of unprecedented swarms of earthquakes.
 

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