The Texas Railroad Commission has amended rules for disposal well operators amid concerns that high-pressure injections can trigger earthquakes.
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.
Researchers at Southern Methodist University are studying whether the seismic activity is linked to high-pressure injection wells where hydraulic fracturing fluids are disposed.
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.
A North Texas city dealing with extreme drought has begun treating wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.
Researchers need more detail on the liquid injections themselves to absolutely prove the case.
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?
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.
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.
The natural gas boom in the Barnett Shale here in North Texas jolted the local economy — but did it also create a stir below ground and cause multiple earthquakes in Cleburne in 2009 and 2010?
With each and every flush, some North Texans are doing something that could cost them and their respective cities a lot of money. We’re talking about those so-called “flushable” wipes.
The $71 million budget includes increases to water and trash pick up rates for residents.