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Ohio's 'clean' gas-energy future on shaky ground … literally: The fast-expanding shale gas industry in the US ha...

Ohio's 'clean' gas-energy future on shaky ground … literally: The fast-expanding shale gas industry in the US ha...

Ohio’s ‘clean’ gas-energy future on shaky ground … literally Published Monday, 2nd January 2012 If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or jump onto our free newsletter . You can now also find us on twitter and Facebook too. Come and join the discussion. The fast-expanding shale gas industry in the US has hit a literal bump with the closure of several fluid injection wells that some believe could be connected to a flurry of earthquake activity in Ohio. Reuters reports that five deep wells used for the disposal of “fracking fluid” — a liquid cocktail of chemicals used to open up underground shale gas formations in a process known as “hydrofracturing” — have been closed in the wake of a number of earthquakes in the area around Youngstown, Ohio . The most recent quake, reported around 3:05 pm local time on Saturday, Dec. 31, measured 4.0 on the Richter s...

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