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Utica and Marcellus activity in Ohio

Activity in the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations in Ohio have seen some changes compared to the last the well activity update, and according to a new report, those Utica wells use a lot of water. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a new study that provides the first comprehensive nationwide data on water usage during fracking.  While the general ...

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Coal mine water could become fracking water

On Monday, the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee approved a bill that will push the use of coal mine water to be used in fracking operations. As reported by State Impact Pennsylvania, “Senate Bill 875 limits potential liabilities for producers who would use the polluted mine water, instead of cleaner fresh water, in the drilling process.”  The Corbett Administration ...

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Senators: More scrutiny needed for proposed wastewater site

LINCOLN, Neb. — State lawmakers are calling for greater scrutiny of a proposed disposal well for fracking water in western Nebraska. Some senators on Tuesday urged the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to postpone a decision on the site in southern Sioux County until lawmakers complete an interim study. Terex Energy Corp. wants to truck salty groundwater and fracking ...

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Fracking water disposal site draws opposition in Nebraska

GERING, Neb. — Scotts Bluff County’s commissioners don’t like the location of a proposed disposal well for fracking water in nearby Sioux County and have appealed for help from a state regulatory board. The commissioners on Tuesday approved a letter to the Nebraska Oil and Gas Commission, which has scheduled a March 24 public hearing on the proposal. The county ...

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Letter to the editor: Media should report both sides on TENORM disposal

By Laura Erickson from Williston, N.D. Printed in the Jamestown Sun Incidents regarding technologically-enhanced, naturally-occurring radioactive materials (TENORM) have generated a fair amount of concern among western North Dakota’s citizens and local officials. Media have reported on several businesses haphazardly discarding TENORM waste, blatantly violating North Dakota solid waste disposal regulations. These incidents have been sensationalized by some reports and letters, creating ...

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“Facts about North Dakota Fracking & Water Use” Released


By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ Recently, The North Dakota Water Commission released a report outlining fracking water usage in North Dakota.  The Water Commission’s main purpose is to provide adequate management of the state’s water resources. Water usage and groundwater effects are the most common concerns voiced by citizens.  The report begins with a brief outline of what the process ...

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Brine release reported north of Dickinson


DICKINSON – N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health Thursday reported a pipeline leak near Highway 22 just north of Dickinson on a well pad owned by C12 Energy. Approximately 148 barrels of brine flowed off the well pad and through a ditch onto newly annexed land on the north side of Dickinson. The brine has not reached the ...

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