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Well Owner Tips

04-29-2016

Are you a well owner? The National Ground Water Association released a tip sheet to inform consumers about groundwater and water wells. The fact sheet provides information on uranium, well financing and disaster response. 

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FracFocus Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary

04-12-2016

Five years ago, the Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission partnered with a vision to provide the public a one-stop site to access information on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations by location. The partners launched FracFocus.org, the national hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure registry on April 11, 2011.

As the site celebrates its fifth anniversary, what began as a voluntary reporting site with 37 participating companies, now has more than 1,000 companies reporting chemical data for nearly 110,000 hydraulic fracturing...

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State of Nebraska Class II UIC Peer Review Now Available

04-11-2016

GWPC announces the publication of the second in its series of Class II UIC program peer reviews conducted under the revamped peer review process.  This process, a joint GWPC and States First initiative, is designed to assist states by evaluating their Class II UIC programs, recognizing the positive aspects of programs, and offering suggestions for improvement.  

This review of the State of Nebraska was finalized in April, 2016 by a team of Class II program managers from other state programs and overseen by the GWPC.  We would like to thank the State of Nebraska and the staff of the...

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States’ Natural Gas Storage Work Group Collecting Information

04-08-2016

A national Natural Gas Storage Work Group led by states from across the country, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) and Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) announced today that it has begun collecting pertinent information from participating states to proactively aid in progressing state natural gas storage programs and addressing regulatory challenges.

The work group, which was formed last month, is an example of states working together to address common issues.

The responsibility for enforcing the safety of storage facilities rests with state oil and...

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Induced Earthquakes Raise Chances of Damaging Shaking in 2016

03-29-2016

USGS Press Release

For the first time, new USGS maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes. In the past, USGS maps only identified natural earthquake hazards.

This is also the first one-year outlook for the nation’s earthquake hazards, and is a supplement to existing USGS assessments that provide a 50-year forecast

The report shows that approximately 7 million people live and work in areas of the central and eastern U.S. (CEUS) with...

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