Regulators: Injection well near Weld County quakes didn't violate permit or break rules

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DENVER — Regulators say an injection well near the location of two small earthquakes in Weld County didn't violate its state permit or break state rules.

Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission spokesman Todd Hartman said Thursday the commission conducted a detailed examination of NG Water Solutions' well.

The well disposes of wastewater by injecting into the ground.

Hartman says the commission believes there is likely a correlation between the well and the earthquakes. Officials of NG Water Solutions didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

The well began operating in April 2013. The earthquakes occurred in May and June that year. Regulators shut the well down but later allowed it to resume.

University of Colorado geophysicist Anne Sheehan, who is studying the earthquakes, said she had no new results to report.

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