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Earthquakes That May Be Related To Fracking Close Ohio Oil Well 299

Posted by samzenpus
from the shake-it-up-and-shut-it-down dept.
Frosty P writes "State leaders have ordered that four fluid-injection wells ('fracking') in eastern Ohio will be indefinitely prohibited from opening in the aftermath of heightened seismic activity in the area, an official said. A 4.0-magnitude quake struck Saturday afternoon near several wells that use 'fracking' to release oil deposits. It was the 11th in a series of minor earthquakes in the area."
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Earthquakes That May Be Related To Fracking Close Ohio Oil Well

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  • by nomadic (141991) <nomadicworld&gmail,com> on Monday January 02, 2012 @11:11AM (#38563178) Homepage
    Right, it's all a giant hoax. I bet this Columbia geologist only got his PhD because he knew that years later there would be fracking projects he could sabotage.
  • Alas. (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02, 2012 @11:25AM (#38563282)

    Thus far the middle east and texas have failed spectacularly to fall into the sea.

    Alas.

  • by PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) on Monday January 02, 2012 @11:28AM (#38563302)

    FTFA:

    Then on Saturday, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck that released at least 40 times more energy than any of the previous 10 or more tremors that had rattled the region in 2011.

    So all we need to do is to learn how to turn earthquake energy into electric power. Pumping fracking juice into the earth to purposely cause earthquakes could solve all our energy problems.

    We've been doing it wrong all along: we've been pumping stuff out for energy, instead of pumping it in.

    It might kinda suck for folks who live along fault lines, but with energy, you always have a "not in my backyard" crowd to deal with.

  • by JonathanF (532591) on Monday January 02, 2012 @11:37AM (#38563362)

    I'm sorry, I know there's loads of serious comments that are worthier than this, but my inner Battlestar Galactica makes an entirely different subject out of that title. That's a fracking close Ohio oil well!

    Consider this post the steam vent for everyone else who needs to get it out of their system.

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