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Work group to investigate injection-well/seismicity links

from IOGCC

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the oil and gas industry has built some 150,000 Class II underground-injection control (UIC) wells to dispose of produced water or improve resource recovery. Is there a relationship between these wells and the seismic events being experienced in several states? To answer that question, the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) and the Groundwater Protection Council have formed the Induced Seismicity by Injection Work Group with several states' oil and gas regulators and geologic surveys. State agencies participating in the work group will share science, research, and experience to help states evaluate risks and take measures to counter them, while enhancing readiness for seismic events. more


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