U.S. Drilling States Issue Report On Handling Human-Induced EarthquakesA group of U.S. drilling states, seismologists, academics and industry experts issued guidance Monday in a frank new report on handling human-induced earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or the disposal of fracking wastewater.
Study: Mega Injections Of Wastewater Triggers More QuakesThe more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found.
Pipeline Break Spills 100k Gallons Of Wastewater In Grand PrairieCrews are making repairs and cleaning up after the heavy rains caused a sewer line to burst on Hardy Road in Grand Prairie.
Concerns After 650,000+ Gallons Of Raw Sewage Flows Into CreekA lightning strike on a Collin County power supply caused a water station to spill more than 650,000 gallons of raw sewage into Spring Creek -- a tributary of Lake Ray Hubbard.
Texas Amends Waste Disposal Rules For FrackingThe Texas Railroad Commission has amended rules for disposal well operators amid concerns that high-pressure injections can trigger earthquakes.
Texas Proposes Tougher Rules On Wells After Quakes The Texas Railroad Commission has proposed tightening regulations for injection wells as scientists explore a potential link between high-pressure wastewater disposal and the earthquakes rattling North Texas.
Texas Seismologist Says Quakes Have ContinuedResearchers at Southern Methodist University are studying whether the seismic activity is linked to high-pressure injection wells where hydraulic fracturing fluids are disposed.
North Texas City Using Treated Wastewater For Drinking As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.
Wichita Falls Treats Wastewater For DrinkingA North Texas city dealing with extreme drought has begun treating wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.
Study Shows Possible Link Between Drilling Wastewater And QuakesResearchers need more detail on the liquid injections themselves to absolutely prove the case.
Texas City Working To Turn Sewer Water Into Tap WaterDrastic times call for drastic measures. But what would it take for you to drink tap water that had been recycled straight from the sewer?
Duke Lab Study Cuts Fracking Waste's RadioactivityResearchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the dangerous radioactive levels found in some wastewater from hydraulic fracturing: mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations.