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USGS, EPA investigate link between underground wastewater disposal and Oklahoma's largest earthquake

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 08, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Sep 07, 2016

On Saturday, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook north central Oklahoma, prompting the U.S. Geological Survey to investigate whether the quake was caused by the oil and gas industry’s destructive practice of underground wastewater disposal. The quake, which is reportedly the largest in the state’s history, damaged some buildings but there have been no reports of injuries or deaths. Many environmental scientists have long...





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