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Ohio / Fracking / Earthquakes #1014848

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 04, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The suspension of work at Ohio wells used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling following a series of earthquakes noted.

(New York: Michelle Miller) The debate over whether the earthquakes around Youngstown were caused by the fracking process for extracting natural gas examined; animation shown; photos shown of damage in other states from earthquakes near wells. [RESIDENT – reacts.] [Columbia University seismologist John ARMBRUSTER††- says pumping the fluid into the fault encourages the fault to slip.] [Ohio Oil and Gas Assn. Tom STEWART††- defends the waste disposal system.] [USGS Art McGARR††- notes the location of the wells and the timing of the wastewater injection coincide with the earthquakes.]

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Miller, Michelle
Duration:
00:02:40

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