Stronger ‘Frackquakes’ Are On The Way, Scientists Warn | ThinkProgress

According to multiple reports, scientists attending the Seismological Society of America annual meeting agreed that fracking can change the state of stress on existing faults to the point of failure, causing earthquakes. That stress is generally not caused by fuel extraction itself, but by a process called “wastewater injection,” where companies take the leftover water used to frack wells and inject it deep into the ground.

via Stronger ‘Frackquakes’ Are On The Way, Scientists Warn | ThinkProgress.

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