Kansas Residents Fight Injection Well Fearing More Earthquakes in Flint Hills

Earthquakes and wastewater injection wells are attracting more criticism and concern.  Sounds like Oklahoma but it’s in Kansas where some of the earthquakes in northern Oklahoma have been felt and caused damage.

Last fall’s 5.8 magnitude quake in Pawnee was not only felt but caused some damage in Kansas.

But now residents of East Central Kansas are fighting a proposed injection well in Morris county, which is home to Council Grove and is located almost in the heart of the scenic Flint Hills.

As the Topeka Capital Journal recently reported, the well is actually finished but Quail Oil and Gas is awaiting a permit and a hearing is set to be held next month by the Kansas Corporation Commission.

The arguments for and against are growing as Morris County already has 121 injection wells as of 2015. The plan by Quail Oil and Gas is to dispose of wastewater from two nearby oil wells.



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