Experts explore whether Ohio quake tied to wells
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 3:29 PM
WEATHERSFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- State regulators and scientists in Ohio
are working to determine whether an earthquake in northeast Ohio on
Sunday has any connection to nearby injection wells.
The Warren Tribune Chronicle reported Wednesday
(http://bit.ly/1qyGWpC ) that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
and scientists from Columbia University are studying the cause of the
2.1-magnitude quake centered in Weathersfield, near Youngstown.
The newspaper reports two injection wells for the disposal of
wastewater from oil and gas drilling had received permission to operate
nearby in March.