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Old 04-19-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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I have attached an interesting article about the shale drilling and the injection of water back into the ground, which the article claims to be what is causing the earthquakes in Arkansas and also the death of the birds and the fish.


Oil and Gas Collection: Hydraulic Fracturing, Toxic Chemicals and the Surge of Earthquake Activity in Arkansas
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Fracking had nothing to do with the birds and fish, but the jury is still out on the earthquakes. The "experts" are pretty well split down the middle on that.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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Fracking is part of the extraction process of removing the gas from the shale. There is no moratorium on these wells.

Injection wells are a completely separate operation/site and are used to dispose of waste water created by the fracking process. The moratorium applies to the injection wells, not the extraction wells where fracking occurs.

Be careful what you read on this issue because it's very difficult to find truly independent sources who have a solid understanding of the processes involved.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:07 PM
 
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Fracking is part of the extraction process of removing the gas from the shale. There is no moratorium on these wells.

Injection wells are a completely separate operation/site and are used to dispose of waste water created by the fracking process. The moratorium applies to the injection wells, not the extraction wells where fracking occurs.

Be careful what you read on this issue because it's very difficult to find truly independent sources who have a solid understanding of the processes involved.
I agree. I don't believe you can believe anything the shale drillers are saying because they are all self serving.
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