Is Fracking Causing East Texas Earthquakes?07:19

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Earthquakes have been rocking Texas recently. In the last several years since a fracking boom began, the number of recorded earthquakes has increased tenfold.

Scientists in Texas and other states are studying whether wastewater sent to disposal wells are the culprits. It's a question that has been around for years, but there are no simple answers.

Now, scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have connected a relatively large earthquake in East Texas to disposal wells.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Terrence Henry of StateImpact Texas reports.


This segment aired on March 18, 2014.

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