Evidence links quakes on Colorado border to energy waste wells

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Evidence links quakes on Colorado border to energy waste wells

Signs warn against trespassing at a well injection site in Azle, Texas, in June 2014. Researchers at the University of Colorado have found more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 was caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground. Quakes in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas have also been linked to the practice.
University of Colorado shows graduate student Jenny Nakai reviews data from seismographs in Weld County in northern Colorado. Nakai is the lead author of a study that found more evidence linking earthquakes in another area on the Colorado-New Mexico border to wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground.

Evidence links quakes on Colorado border to energy waste wells

Signs warn against trespassing at a well injection site in Azle, Texas, in June 2014. Researchers at the University of Colorado have found more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 was caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground. Quakes in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas have also been linked to the practice.
University of Colorado shows graduate student Jenny Nakai reviews data from seismographs in Weld County in northern Colorado. Nakai is the lead author of a study that found more evidence linking earthquakes in another area on the Colorado-New Mexico border to wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground.
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