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Briefing Date:06/13/2012
Topic:Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Earth Sciences and Resources
Committee on Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies

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Congressional Briefings
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
304 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 4:00 p.m.
2321 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 4:30 p.m.
and
468 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 5:00 p.m.

and

Thursday, June 14, 2012
1333 Longworth House Office Bldg. – 10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 11:00 a.m.
186 Ford House Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.
366 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.
and
408 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 4:00 p.m.

and

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
304 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.

on

Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies

Although only a very small fraction of injection and extraction activities among the hundreds of thousands of energy development sites in the United States have induced seismicity at levels noticeable to the public, understanding the potential for inducing felt seismic events and for limiting their occurrence and impacts is desirable for state and federal agencies, industry, and the public at large. Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies identifies gaps in knowledge and research needed to advance the understanding of induced seismicity; identify gaps in induced seismic hazard assessment methodologies and the research to close those gaps; and assess options for steps toward best practices with regard to energy development and induced seismicity potential.

These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on June 15, 2012 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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