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Tue February 18, 2014
Gov. Brownback Assembles Task Force To Address Seismic Activity Related To Fracking
Governor Brownback named a state task force to study and develop a State Action Plan for Induced Seismicity related to oil and gas activities in Kansas.
Induced seismicity refers to minor earthquakes resulting from human activity.
Brownback said in a news release that "Recent seismic activity in south-central Kansas has raised concerns that fluid injection might be related."
The task force includes Kansas Geological Survey interim director Rex Buchanan.
Buchanan says "There is data that point to a possible correlation between fluid injection and seismic activity," Buchanan said.
The task force will observe the area to learn why it's experienced a recent increase in seismic activity.
The group will meet at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex in Wichita on April 16th.
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