Waste Disposal

April 19, 2017

One State’s Trash is Another State’s Treasure

Show of hands: who wants a nuclear waste facility in their backyard? Anyone? Anyone? Buell—TEXAS?   That is the endgame, some speculate, of a lawsuit recently filed …

 
March 24, 2017

Disclosure of Fracing Fluid Ingredients

One of the biggest issues related to hydraulic fracturing is the disclosure of the chemicals used in the fracing fluid. Fracing fluid is a chemical mixture used …

October 30, 2016

Produced Water Management: A Comparative Study

The production of oil is a water-intensive endeavor. This is especially true in hydraulic fracturing, where a single well may require between 2.4 million to 7.8 million …

January 7, 2016

Injection Wells: Who’s at Fault?

This post discusses the impact disposal wells have on seismic activity in the communities in which the wells are used. An injection well “places fluid deep underground …

February 24, 2014

Are Injection Wells Causing Earthquakes?

By Leslie Vaughn – 2L   A rise in lawsuits related to earthquakes allegedly causing by hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has sparked a debate about the substantive …