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June 26, 2014
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Barbara Brown points to cracks in her foundation and masonry, damage caused by an outbreak of tremors in her hometown. She says the quakes are not a matter of chance, but the result of waste water wells drilled by oil and gas companies. (June 26) Video provided by AP


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"Offshore Gas Plant" Causes 300 Earthquakes in a Fortnight

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France 24 (Oct. 9, 2013) — 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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Mississippi Town Waits for Oil Jackpot

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