Suddenly, for the first time in recorded history, Youngstown, Ohio is an earthquake zone. Wonder why?
The Mahoning Valley has experienced seven minor earthquakes since March — the only quakes ever recorded with epicenters in the Valley.
The sudden occurrences have experts now examining a brine- water injection well near Salt Springs Road and state Route 711. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is looking into the correlation between the 18-month-old well and the earthquakes.
UPDATE: see the comments for more information about Ohio quakes.
MARK MY WORDS HERE:
If they continue to link injection wells to the earthquakes, industry will have to come up with new ways to dispose of the MASSIVE amounts of waste that is created from this unconventional/bizarre drilling method. Watch for all kinds of new uses for toxic drilling waste to emerge in marketing campaigns.
Invest in asbestos undergarments.