Rising Earthquakes Leading to Greater Scrutiny of SWD; Reuse Option is Limited

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The first article below, “Treating the US Oil Industry’s Dark Water: As Earthquakes Increase, Billions Needed to Switch Course”, details increasing earthquakes and other negative environmental impacts as reasons to “switch course”, specifically calling for more reuse of wastewater. The second article, “Challenges in Reusing Produced Water” details the high... Read more »

Produced Water Pipelines Also Carry High Environmental Risks, Prompting New Mexico to New Laws

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For large volumes of wastewater and/or longer distances, piping to injection wells is usually preferred to trucking for both economic and environmental reasons (i.e., less trucking CO2, traffic). However, pipelines still carry significant environmental risks, including leaks and aquifer contamination with toxic fracking chemicals. These accidents, which include over 1,000... Read more »