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A link to an animated map of drilling operations in Bradford County since 2008.
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Linked by too-strong circumstantial evidence.
The 12 Youngstown quakes, ranging in magnitude from 2.1 to 4.0, all occurred in a cluster less than a mile from the well and about 2,500 feet below the well itself, according to the Ohio Seismic Network, a division of the ODNR.
The quakes began in March 2011, just three months after the well went into operation. The last quake occurred on Dec. 31, a day after the ODNR has ordered – and then watched – the shutdown of the well. State geologists and regulators had inspected the well 35 times from April 26 to Dec. 15, trying to connect the quakes with the injections.
“Geologists believe it is very difficult for all conditions to be met to induce seismic events,” the report noted. But “a number of coincidental circumstances appear to make a compelling argument for the recent Youngstown-area seismic events to have been induced.”
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There is some poetic justice there.
According to the agency’s website, state regulations give the DEC “jurisdiction over waste material which is to be beneficially used.”
The spreading of gas brine in Pittsfield by a firm called Al-Kleen Inc. of Earleville was permitted by the DEC in 2010, according to state records.