Tao Wen

Earth Sciences

Syracuse University

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Environmental Issues Related to Brine Disposal from Oil and Gas Development in Pennsylvania part of Data and Model Driven Hydrology Education:Units
One environmental concern regarding shale gas development is disposal of the salt water that is produced with the gas. Each well may return 5-10% of the injected fracturing fluids initially before the well is put ...

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How Pennsylvania Disposes of Brines Safely part of Data and Model Driven Hydrology Education:Steps
We will explore the PA Oil and Gas Mapping tool in this portion of the exercise. For this module, you will learn how to query data, use basic functions and extract data. You will also be shown how to specifically ...

Earthquakes in Pennsylvania part of Data and Model Driven Hydrology Education:Steps
Another environmental concern regarding shale gas development is induced seismicity. In this section of the module, you will learn how to tell if a seismic event in Pennsylvania is caused by mining activity, or if ...

Bromide in the Allegheny River System part of Data and Model Driven Hydrology Education:Steps
Before April 2011, it was acceptable to discharge Marcellus brines into rivers. Therefore, brines were discharged to some PA rivers through publicly operated treatment works (POTW) and industrial waste plants ...

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