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Editor's Comments - September 20, 2014: A whole of shaking going on

Oklahoma has experienced approximately 25 earthquakes in the past 5 days ranging from 2.5 - 4.0 magnitude. Hydrolic fracturing, or tracking, is the process whereby sand and water along with small amounts of chemicals are forced at extremely high pressure from the surface into the well.

Environmentalist blame it on the hydraulic fracturing drilling process which inject various small amounts of chemicals into the rock formations to force fissure releasing oil and gas for extraction. Industry and most federal agency reports believe that the disposal of waste water used to frac the well is the culprit. Personally, I feel that more oversight and monitoring from the oil well to the wastewater disposal well is the culprit lacking in this and other potential oilfield problems.