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Earthquake “Swarms” Linked to Wastewater Injection in California
June 2021
The USGS has long established a strong link between wastewater injection and earthquakes in many states that previously had practically no seismic activity (i.e., Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana). However, this cause-effect analysis was much more difficult in California due to its many faults and history of natural earthquakes, thus making it much more difficult to separate out the “human induced” earthquakes from wastewater injection. This article points to “swarms” of earthquake activity around areas of California that occurred immediately after high levels of wastewater injection (mainly from the oil/gas “produced water”) occurred. ECOVAP is proud to have already had a significant impact on reducing the seismicity (and underground aquifer contamination, not covered in this article) risk as our second largest installation is located in Southern California, allowing our company to reduce the trucking and wastewater disposal volumes of a large mine by over 95% (see Case Studies - Mining https://ecovap.com/ecovap-product/).
The Canadian Tar Sands Tailing Pond Market
April 2021
This article summarizes the wastewater challenges for the Canadian Tar Sand tailings ponds as one of ECOVAP’s primary target markets
ECOVAP Advantages Toward ZLD Summarized
April 2021
The Bureau of Reclamation (BoR) published a January 2021 report titled “Emerging Technologies for High Recovery Processing” that includes a summary of ECOVAP’s ...
Produced Water Pipelines Also Carry High Environmental Risks, Prompting New Mexico to New Laws
March 2021
For large volumes of wastewater and/or longer distances, piping to injection wells is usually preferred to trucking for both economic and environmental reasons (i.e., less trucking CO2, traffic).
Califorina Imposing First Statewide Rules for Winery Wastewater
March 2021
Califorina’s Wine Industry is a $74bn business, including 3,600 wineries which produce 2-8 gallons of wastewater for every gallon of wine, with the largest wineries producing up to 500,000gpd.
Water-Related Comments from Biden Presidential Platform
January 2021
The article below includes water-specific excerpts from the Biden presidential platform, particularly as related to wastewater disposal environmental issues.
2nd Largest Metals Mine in World Vetoed Due to Clean Water Act
December 2020
Alaska’s Pebble Mine project was vetoed under section 404(c) of the federal Clean Water Act. Construction of the mine would have cost $4.7 billion.
Stringent New Standards for Tailing Pond Wastewater
November 2020
A joint report (August 2020) by the United Nations Environment Program and the International Council on Mining and Metals calls for much higher safety standards and regulations for managing mining tailings ponds.
Development of One of the World’s Largest Gold Mines Halted Due to Wastewater Disposal Risks
November 2020
Environmental approval for the biggest open-pit mining project in Latin America is being continually delayed due to environmental concerns about the difficulty of wastewater disposal and tailings dam safety.
WASHINGTON POST
MARCH 2021
Army Corps denies permit for massive gold mine proposed near Bristol Bay in Alaska
WASHINGTON POST
MARCH 2021
Army Corps denies permit for massive gold mine proposed near Bristol Bay in Alaska
WASHINGTON POST
MARCH 2021
Army Corps denies permit for massive gold mine proposed near Bristol Bay in Alaska
WASHINGTON POST
MARCH 2021
Army Corps denies permit for massive gold mine proposed near Bristol Bay in Alaska
WASHINGTON POST
MARCH 2021
Army Corps denies permit for massive gold mine proposed near Bristol Bay in Alaska
WASHINGTON POST
MARCH 2021
Army Corps denies permit for massive gold mine proposed near Bristol Bay in Alaska