Scientist: Deep Injection Of Waste Water Is ‘Bad Actor’ In Earthquake Debate

(November 6, 2015, 2:19 PM EST) -- ALBANY, Calif. — In the “polarized debate” about hydraulic fracturing and earthquakes, the “bad actor” is the act of disposing of fracking wastewater by injecting it deep into the ground, not fracking per se, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) told Mealey Publications on Nov. 4.


In an interview, USGS seismologist Susan Hough said fracking itself does not cause earthquakes. Hough co-authored a study titled “A Century of Induced Earthquakes in Oklahoma?” with another USGS seismologist, Morgan Page.

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