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Fracking Water Injection Could Trigger Major Earthquake, Say Scientists


Science & Tech  (tags: hydraulic fracturing, fracking, natural gas, geothermal power, scientists, earthquakes, major earthquakes, pumping water into earth, ogoing injection of water, correlation with earthquakes, study )

Judy
- 747 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Because of the increase in the exploitation of geothermal power for renewable energy, and hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" to release natural gas, it is important to understand the chances of a large earthquake occurring at these sites, particularly...



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JL A. (286)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 12:04 pm
Makes the fight in CA all the more important to win!
 

Debbie G. (311)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 12:53 pm
The author talks about where to site fracking operations, I say don't site them anywhere and don't allow them anywhere.
 

Kit B. (276)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:03 pm

The fight in CA is one state. We have attempted to fight FRACKING state by state and we are losing, we continue to lose by trying to fight the OIL and GAS industry on their terms. We need a new play book, if we are to win against the FRACKERS and the government.

Find a way to see GASLAND II or both if you haven't seen the first.
 

LMj Recovering Sunshine (144)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 4:46 pm
Sadly I agree w/ Kit, ty.
 

Laurie H. (802)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 8:56 pm
Yes definitely, Kit!!!! Time for a serious game changer!!!! Thanks Judy!!!~
 

Jaime Alves (39)
Friday July 12, 2013, 1:04 am
Noted, thanks.!!
 

Eternal Gardener (749)
Friday July 12, 2013, 2:36 am
It's a disastrous method and needs to stop NOW!
 

Michael Kirkby (89)
Friday July 12, 2013, 8:29 am
I was talking about the connection between increased seismic activity and oil back in 1987 and I was ridiculed for it. Adding fracking to the mix is like giving Mama a giant enema not to mention that the contaminated water, sand and 600 chemicals added to it; combine into a gaseous state of hazardous fumes that migrate surface-ward through the natural fissures and those created by Fracking. Sooner or later Mama is going to have a serious problem which in correcting will deleteriously affect us.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (185)
Friday July 12, 2013, 1:22 pm
Człowiek najpierw robi, a potem myśli, oby się nie okazało, że za půźno.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday July 12, 2013, 4:58 pm
Noted & posted
 
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