TV News LIES

Sunday, Apr 19th

Last update09:01:45 AM GMT

You are here News Environment Study finds fracking can cause earthquakes

Study finds fracking can cause earthquakes

E-mail Print PDF

Fracking linked to earthquakesCertain oil and gas operations that involve injecting wastewater underground can cause earthquakes, but the risk from hydraulic fracturing is generally low, said a US scientific report Friday.

The report by the National Research Council found that the most significant risk of earthquakes is linked to secondary injection of wastewater below ground to help capture remaining hydrocarbons from a petroleum reservoir.

Also, a technique called carbon capture and storage that aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere by capturing, liquefying and injecting them below ground at high volumes, “may have potential for inducing larger seismic events,” the report said.

But fracking, which offers the potential to unlock vast quantities of natural gas from shale formations and has come under intense scrutiny from environmentalists, was not a major risk factor for quakes that would be strong enough for people to feel, or above 2.0 magnitude, it said.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Fracking: Texas bill limiting bans on energy companies moves forward

Fracking bill in TexasA bill supported by energy companies that prevents cities and counties from banning the practice of...

World Bank Projects Leave Trail of Misery Around Globe

World Bank leaves trail of destructionIn developing countries around the globe, forest dwellers, poor villagers and other vulnerable populations claim the...

Portland torn over $500m terminal: could fracking creep into a 'green' city?

Portland frackingPortland’s claim to lead US cities in combating climate change is under threat from plans to...

Cornel West warns of 'Planetary Selma' at Harvard fossil fuel divestment protest

Harvard divestment protestThe outspoken civil rights activist and academic Cornel West said Harvard University risked being on the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!