FOR BACKGROUND ON THE CONNECTION BETWEEN FRACKING AND EARTHQUAKES, SEE THE INDUSTRY STUDY: Seismicity in the Oil Field by Schlumberger. Additional information on fracking earthquakes in FAQ.
You might remember the little issue with fracking near Joe Pool Dam and a 3,000 foot Zone of Exclusion as defined by the United States Army Corp of Engineers. You can read the whole story HERE.
Here is what the latest inspection dated March 26, 2012 said:
A risk informed screening process, which considers current dam behavior, how well the dam meets current design criteria, as well as the potential consequences of dam failure were recently conducted.
The screenings classified the dam as having Moderate to High Risk characteristics. The Moderate to High Risk classification is a result of potential embankment slope stability and erosion issues along with downstream consequences. Consequences include potential lives lost, economic, environmental, and other impacts
Here’s a news video showing neighborhood reaction.
This reminds me that they fracked a nuclear plant in the Barnett Shale.
Which leads me to the earthquakes. There is a new analysis by EWG: Recent Earthquakes “Almost Certainly Manmade”
I might have mentioned a time or two about the fracking earthquakes. In fact, I’ve mentioned it so often that I started including pertinent information in the FAQ section.
Oh oops! I put an n in Dams in the titles so I had to remove it. DAMN!
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The evidence about inject used frack water causing earthquakes mounts:
Where’s the spin types that said this was impossible?