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Study: Mega Injections Of Wastewater Triggers More Quakes

The 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.

06/18/2015

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Pipeline Break Spills 100k Gallons Of Wastewater In Grand Prairie

Crews are making repairs and cleaning up after the heavy rains caused a sewer line to burst on Hardy Road in Grand Prairie.

05/18/2015

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Concerns After 650,000+ Gallons Of Raw Sewage Flows Into Creek

A 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.

CBSDFW.COM–01/05/2015

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Texas Amends Waste Disposal Rules For Fracking

The Texas Railroad Commission has amended rules for disposal well operators amid concerns that high-pressure injections can trigger earthquakes.

10/28/2014

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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.

08/25/2014

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Texas Seismologist Says Quakes Have Continued

Researchers at Southern Methodist University are studying whether the seismic activity is linked to high-pressure injection wells where hydraulic fracturing fluids are disposed.

08/25/2014

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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.

07/09/2014

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Wichita Falls Treats Wastewater For Drinking

A North Texas city dealing with extreme drought has begun treating wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.

07/09/2014

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Study Shows Possible Link Between Drilling Wastewater And Quakes

Researchers need more detail on the liquid injections themselves to absolutely prove the case.

07/03/2014

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Texas City Working To Turn Sewer Water Into Tap Water

Drastic times call for drastic measures. But what would it take for you to drink tap water that had been recycled straight from the sewer?

CBS 11–02/26/2014

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Duke Lab Study Cuts Fracking Waste’s Radioactivity

Researchers 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.

01/10/2014

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Earthquakes Lead Texas Agency To Hire Seismologist

A key Texas agency announced Tuesday it is hiring a seismologist, part of an effort to tackle a sudden increase in earthquakes in areas with significant oil and gas drilling activities.

01/07/2014

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