Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies

Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies

(2013)

Paperback
262 pages | 7 x 10
978-0-309-25367-3

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Paperback
262 pages | 7 x 10
978-0-309-25367-3

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Committee on Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies; Committee on Earth Resources; Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering; Committee on Seismology and Geodynamics; Board on Earth Sciences and Resources (BESR); Division on Earth and Life Studies (DELS); National Research Council

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National Research Council. Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2013.

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About 60% of the energy consumed in the United States come from fluids pumped from the ground. Activities related to producing this energy, including conventional oil and gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing, geothermal energy production, and underground injection of wastewater, have been linked to a small number manmade earthquakes. This video, based on the NRC report, examines the scientific basis for manmade seismic activity and discusses practices that can help reduce risks.


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