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An Experimental Investigation of the Risk of Triggering Geological Disasters by Injection under Shear Stress

In this experimental work it was shown that the “risk of triggering geological disaster with injection under shear stress” does indeed exist, must not be denied. Abstract Fluid injection has been applied in many fields, such as hazardous waste deep well injection, forced circulation in geothermal fields, hydraulic fracturing, and CO2 geological storage. However, current …

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Fault activation by hydraulic fracturing in western Canada

Abstract: Hydraulic fracturing has been inferred to trigger the majority of injection-induced earthquakes in western Canada, in contrast to the midwestern United States where massive saltwater disposal is the dominant triggering mechanism. A template-based earthquake catalog from a seismically active Canadian shale play, combined with comprehensive injection data during a 4-month interval, shows that earthquakes …

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Wastewater Disposal from Unconventional Oil and Gas Development Degrades Stream Quality…

This study is, up to now, the second investigation which turned up direct negative impacts of underground disposal of wastewaters from unconventional oil and gas (UOG) production on surface waters in West Virginia. Although the hydrologic pathways could not be assessed, the study’s findings show that activities at the disposal facility are impacting a nearby …

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Endocrine disrupting activities of surface water associated with an oil and gas industry wastewater disposal site

Because of key data gaps that exist in understanding the potential impact of underground injection of hydraulic fracturing wastewater on surface water quality and environmental health the goal of this study was to assess endocrine disrupting activity in surface water at a West Virginia injection well disposal site. Compared to reference water extracts upstream and …

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Injection-Induced Earthquakes

Injection-Induced Earthquakes Author(s): William L. Ellsworth Date: 07.2013 Source / Publisher: Science Key findings: More than 300 earthquakes above a magnitude 3.0 occurred from 2010-2012, compared with national average rate of 21 earthquakes per year observed from 1967-2000. It coincides with the injection of wastewater in deep disposal wells. Abstract Fulltext See also: Laura Beans, …

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Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies

Hydraulic fracturing has a low risk for inducing earthquakes that can be felt by people, but underground injection of wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing and other energy technologies has a higher risk of causing such earthquakes. Murray W. Hitzman Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies US National Academy of Sciences, Jun 12 Earthquakes See also: …

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