Thursday, February 16, 2017

DEP To Hold Webinar Friday, Feb. 17 On Lawrence County Seismic Events

Department of Environmental Protection will hold a webinar on Friday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss findings of its review of seismic events that occurred in Lawrence County on April 25, 2016.
A series of low-magnitude earthquakes that began at 4:17 a.m. in North Beaver, Union, and Mahoning Townships had a marked temporal/spatial relationship to natural gas hydraulic fracturing activities by Hilcorp Energy Company at its North Beaver NC Development well pad, according to an extensive review conducted by DEP and scientific and industry partners.
DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell; Seth Pelepko, chief of the Division of Well Plugging and Subsurface Activities in the DEP Bureau of Oil and Gas Planning and Program Management; and bureau geologist Harry Wise will discuss the findings and formulation of procedures to reduce seismic risk going forward.
The webinar includes a short Q&A opportunity for accredited media.
Click Here to register for the webinar.
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