A new new Saltwater Disposal well has opened in Waelder Texas that will serve oil & gas hydraulic fracturing operations in the Eagle Ford Shale Play.
Fortress Environmental Services announced last Wednesday that the $9.3 million facility is now open for business and can accept 25,000 barrels of produced saltwater which is pumped to a depth of approximately 8,000 feet.
The new state of the art facility provides an air-conditioned trucker’s lounge/break room, free high-speed Wi-Fi, food, drinks, outside BBQ grill and hot showers.
Disposal wells are used to inject saltwater waste through high pressure methods deep into storage facilities underground. These wells have been the focus of recent criticism since a new study presented scientific evidence that they lead to earthquakes. The peer reviewed study led by researchers at SMU concluded that earthquakes in the north Texas communities of Azle and Reno were likely triggered by the wastewater disposal methods used by fracking companies.