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Officials propose injection-well ban

Injection well used to dispose of oil field wastewater. (Image: Faces of Fracking via Flickr)

MONROE — The Monroe County Board of Commissioners is drafting an ordinance that would ban any injection wells in Monroe County near karst geology or Lake Erie. Trendwell Energy Corp., with corporate offices in Rockford, Mich., has proposed a plan to drill a 765-foot-deep well near Ida Center Road and Alcott Road in Summerfield Township to inject saltwater. Philip Goldsmith, ...

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North Dakota eyes science for oilfield brine cleanup

BISMARCK, N.D. — A half-century after it held saltwater and other oil-drilling waste, an abandoned pit near the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota was dug out and filled with fresh soil this week with hopes that the site will someday be capable of producing vegetation again. The reclamation, which involved the removal of some 6,900 tons of salt-tainted ...

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Disposal wells targeted after 4.7 earthquake in Oklahoma

CHEROKEE, Okla. — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says it’s working to have two disposal wells shut down and volume reduced at 23 others after a magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattled northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas early Thursday. The commission’s oil and gas division released a plan calling for changes to oil and gas wastewater disposal wells in the area near the ...

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Nebraska wastewater well wins approval despite opposition

LINCOLN, Neb.— State regulators have approved a controversial disposal well in northwest Nebraska for wastewater generated by oil and natural gas production. The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 2-0 on Wednesday in favor of the project, proposed by Colorado-based Terex Energy Corp. The company wants to truck in salty groundwater and chemical-laden fracking wastewater from oil operations in ...

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