Proposed Morris County injection well hearing date set for Wednesday

A new hearing date for a proposed injection well in Morris County has been scheduled for Wednesday in Topeka.


Hearings have been scheduled and rescheduled several times over the last several months as Quail Oil and Gas Company seeks a controversial well to be put in northeast of Burdick.

The well could possibly bring injection brine from unspecified oil and gas drilling operations to the area and inject it over 2,700 feet into the ground at a maximum rate of 500 barrels a day and maximum injection pressure of 500 pounds per square inch.

Close to 30 people and the town of Dwight have filed protests for a variety of reasons in the past, including the close proximity to several known fault lines, increased seismic activity in Kansas and Oklahoma the past five years, risk of water and groundwater pollution and the proposed well's location within 100 miles of the Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station outside Burlington.

The hearing will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Kansas Corporation Commission's Topeka office.