EHP sponsors webinar on injection wells

A wastewater injection well near a rural homestead in Coyle, Oklahoma. The general consensus among scientists is that the spike in Oklahoma’s earthquake activity has been triggered by injection wells. [Source: DeSmog Blog]

Injection Wells 101 — Finding a place for our fracking waste

Thursday, October 5, 2017
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. MDT

For those of us living near oil and gas operations, injection wells are a fact of life.

For oil & gas operators, wastewater (frackwater) disposal is a constant. Because recycling is not a common practice nationwide, injection wells are the preferred option of the fracking industry. With more injection wells being developed across the nation, many residents living near these waste facilities are left with questions and concerns regarding the environmental and health risks.

Are you concerned about injection wells?

What do injection wells mean for you, your home, and your community?

What are the health and environmental risks associated with injection wells?

Learn more about injection wells from organizations and residents working on this issue, nationwide.

Tune in to hear from speakers Ted Auch, Great Lakes Program Coordinator for FracTracker Alliance and Felicia Mettler, a Torch, OH resident, and member of Torch CAN DO (Clean Air Now, Defend Ohio) and Buckeye Environmental Network (BEN). Make sure to stay after the presentations for Q&A.

Brought to you by Environmental Health Project (EHP), Halt the Harm Network, and Fracktracker Alliance.

Injection Wells 101: Finding a place for our fracking waste

Below is an Earthworks FLIR video of a wastewater disposal site in Kenedy, Texas.


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