Ark. couple files suit, blaming recent rash of earthquakes on companies’ injection wells

Ark. couple files suit, blaming recent rash of earthquakes on companies’ injection wells by Jeannie Nuss, June 9, 2011, Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A couple in an earthquake-ravaged pocket of central Arkansas is blaming recent seismic activity on companies that inject wastewater into the ground near their home. An attorney for Sam and April Lane filed a lawsuit last month in Faulkner County, where the couple lives, seeking class-action status. The lawsuit claims the companies’ disposal wells are “directly linked” to hundreds of quakes that have rumbled through the region since last fall. A magnitude-2.2 quake hit about 45 miles north of Little Rock early Thursday. “There’s no doubt in my mind that they’re responsible,” Sam Lane said.

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