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What is a Saltwater Disposal Well?

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Saltwater, or produced water, is a byproduct of natural gas and oil production. This water is heavily polluted with salt, hydrocarbons, and industrial compounds, making it hazardous to the environment. A Saltwater Disposal Well (SWD) injects the saltwater deep into the ground. Injection from a Saltwater Disposal Well usually occurs several thousand feet below the groundwater table, where the saltwater …