Category: Injection wells

New EPA Injection Well Study Points To Keeping The Injected Wastewater In the Hydrologic Cycle

New EPA Injection Well Study Points To Keeping The Injected Wastewater In the Hydrologic Cycle

A saltwater injection well in Oklahoma. Applications for similar wells in Kansas listed 15-day protest periods when they should have allowed the public 30 days to object. FILE PHOTO / KCUR 89.3

Billions of gallons of water are removed each year from the hydrologic cycle and injected into underground formations thousands of feet below the surface of the earth.  Hydrologists agree that there is approximately less than 1% usable water for humans on our planet.  With proven enhanced evaporation methods, why continue sending this precious resource underground out of the hydrology cycle?    

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