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About WPAdmin205

A long time advocate of civil and social issues. Now, almost a decade into being a Coloradan, fighting against industrial processes that threaten my family's life, my family's property, and my family's well being. While actively advocating all the recent developments of renewable solutions.

31May/14
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Earthquake – M3.2 – 9km ENE of Greeley, Colorado

Induced Seismicity

As is the case elsewhere in the world, there is evidence that some central and eastern North America earthquakes have been triggered or caused by human activities that have altered the stress conditions in earth’s crust sufficiently to induce faulting. Activities that have induced felt earthquakes in some geologic environments have included impoundment of water behind dams, injection of fluid into the earth’s crust, extraction of fluid or gas, and removal of rock in mining or quarrying operations. In much of eastern and central North America, the number of Continue reading

20May/14
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NIOSH Investigating Fatalities Around Well-Site Tanks

Federal worker safety investigators are looking into the dangers of flowback tanks at oil and gas sites, in response to the deaths of at least four men who collapsed while taking measurements at tanks in the Bakken Shale. Continue reading

07Mar/14
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Wastewater Injection Triggered Oklahoma’s Earthquake Cascade

One of Oklahoma’s biggest man-made earthquakes, caused by fracking-linked wastewater injection, triggered an earthquake cascade that led to the damaging magnitude-5.7 Prague quake that struck on Nov. 6, 2011, a new study confirms.

The findings suggest that even small man-made earthquakes, such as those of just a magnitude 1 or magnitude 2, can trigger damaging quakes, said study co-author Elizabeth Cochran, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

“Even if wastewater injection only directly affects a low-hazard fault, those smaller events could trigger an event on a larger fault nearby,” she told Live Science. Continue reading

22Jan/14
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Man-Made Earthquakes

The number of earthquakes has increased dramatically over the past few years within the central and eastern United States. Nearly 450 earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and larger occurred in the four years from 2010-2013, over 100 per year on average, compared with an average rate of 20 earthquakes per year observed from 1970-2000.

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05Jan/14
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4 States Confirm Water Pollution From Drilling

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation’s energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen.

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