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DFW Quakes & Drilling Procedures

In an article released Wednesday (March 11th) by our local NBC affiliate online news source, the author cites the findings of two studies by local universities that present a theory on the cause of at least some of the earthquakes that North Texas has been experiencing.

The article states that both SMU and UT have conducted the same studies and drawn similar conclusions. The studies seem to indicate that the quakes may not be linked to the actual drilling, but to the procedure done after the drilling, the disposal of the waste water used during the drilling process.

Waste water is injected deep into the earth after it’s no longer needed. Studies are showing that the quakes are found at the same depth as the waste water disposal depth.

Read the full article here.

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