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Well construction boom comes despite drive for reuse

Marcellus Shale drilling is driving a boom in the construction of wastewater disposal wells in Ohio, despite the oil and gas industry push to reuse the water that flows back up after hydraulic fracturing. Taken together, the wells under construction, permitted and applied for would represent a 25 percent increase over the 172 active wells currently accepting drilling and fracturing waste.

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