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Study: Earthquakes In Texas ‘Most Likely’ Caused By Fracking Wastewater Injection

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 11:11 AM EDT) -- DALLAS — Researchers at Southern Methodist University (SMU) on April 21 released a report in which they concluded that high volumes of wastewater injection from hydraulic fracturing, combined with saltwater extraction, is most likely the cause of earthquakes that occurred near Azle, Texas, in 2013 and 2014.

(Study available. Document #94-150512-021X.)


The study, “Causal Factors for Seismicity near Azle, Texas,” was published in the journal Nature Communications. The study was produced by a team of scientists from SMU’s Department of Earth Sciences in Dedman College...
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