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Ohio finds probable link between fracking, quakes

Ohio geologists have found a probable connection between fracking and several mild earthquakes in a region that had never experienced a temblor until recently, according to a state report.
The report, which coincided with Ohio’s announcement of some of the nation’s strictest limits on fracking near faults, marked the strongest link to date between nerve-rattling quakes and hydraulic fracturing – the process of firing water, sand and chemicals deep into the earth to extract oil and natural gas from ancient rock.
Last month, the state indefinitely shut down Hilcorp Energy Co.’s fracking operation near the Pennsylvania border after ...

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