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Old 09-04-2013, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by bluescreen73 View Post
I didn't say it was fracking, but disposal of fracking waste is part of the fracking process, so while waste injection may not technically be fracking, it's intellectually dishonest to wag a finger and say fracking isn't the cause.

Remember the earthquake swarm Cleburne experienced a few years ago? Those were linked to injection wells in Johnson County.

As far as earthquake history goes there have been unexplained earthquakes across the country during pre-fracking times, and I'm sure there are hundreds if not thousands of subterranean faults that haven't been discovered and/or haven't moved in several millennia, but to simply discount injection wells because it suits an agenda is asinine.

Injecting fluid deep into the earth is a lot like trying to loosen a rusted/frozen nut with WD-40. You may be pulling on a wrench with all your might and getting nowhere with it, but after shooting a little WD-40 in there the nut breaks free unexpectedly and suddenly while you're pulling as hard as you can. Same concept applies here. Fluid injected into the ground acts as a lubricant that causes areas under some amount of seismic stress to move more easily and readily than they would under normal circumstances.
That is speculation same as saying drawing water out of ground could possibly have a effect. Pure speculation with no basis.
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