(NaturalPath) According to a report, Hydraulic Fracturing and Seismicity in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, confirms that fracking is responsible for earthquakes.
The researchers, “compared the relationship of 12,289 fracking wells and 1,236 wastewater disposal wells to magnitude three or larger earthquakes in an area of 454,000 square kilometers near the border between Alberta and British Columbia, between 1985 and 2015. [They] found 39 hydraulic fracturing wells (0.3 percent of the total of fracking wells studied) and 17 wastewater disposal wells (one percent of the disposal wells studied) that could be linked to earthquakes of magnitude three or larger.”
They say while that’s a small number it could be a sign of things to come.
“The nature of the hazard from hydraulic fracturing has received less attention than that from wastewater disposal, but it is clearly of both regional and global importance. The likelihood of damaging earthquakes and their potential.
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