KCC order on saltwater injection ( .PDF )
Topeka The Kansas Corporation Commission has approved a permit to inject saltwater in three wells about one mile southeast of Baldwin City.
The permit was granted to R.T. Enterprises of Kansas Inc. to replace three injection wells on the lease that had been plugged, according to the KCC order.
Evelyn Robbs, of Baldwin City, who opposed the application, said she was concerned that her water well could be adversely affected by leakage or spills.
In addition, she said that the proposal to inject 300 barrels of saltwater per day was high and that she was concerned about earthquakes being caused by the injection.
Stephen Scott, an employee of R.T. Enterprises, said there has been injection occurring on the lease since 1961 without polluting water.
The KCC staff also recommended approval, saying that the wells complied with commission regulations.
The KCC found that the amount was consistent with other injection permits.
And in its order, the KCC also said there was no record of injection causing seismic activity anywhere in Kansas.