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"Offshore Gas Plant" Causes 300 Earthquakes in a Fortnight

Date:
October 9, 2013
Source:
France 24 / Powered by NewsLook.com
Summary:
Anxious residents of Spain's east coast want answers after the government admitted there was a link between hundreds of minor earthquakes and an offshore gas storage scheme. The Castor plant is using an old oil field's depleted underwater reservoir in a project designed to create a liquefied gas reserve equivalent to 30% of Spain's needs. But 300 tremors in the space of just two weeks has left locals terrified of what might happen next.
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