Monday, March 02, 2015
US has a plan to mitigate earthquakes from fracking
RYOT News reports that the US Geological Survey has a plan to stop or alleviate earthquakes from fracking, especially in Oklahoma and Texas, but questions whether oil companies will cooperate, link here.
It points out that Oklahoma had more quakes than any other state in 2014. The most severe were of magnitude 5 or so, but a few homes were destroyed. Construction standards anticipating quakes are not implemented in the southern plains. And quakes tends to get more severe with times
On the other hand, re-engineering wells may reduce the risk of quakes.