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Water: Underground Injection Control

Typical Injection Wells

The drawings below represent typical injection well construction. Note that Class I, II , and III wells inject deep into the ground, far below underground sources of drinking water.

Classes I, II, III, IV

Class I Wells
Class 1 Wells

Class I Injection Wells - Isolate hazardous, industrial and municipal wastes through deep injection.
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Class II Wells
Class 2 Wells

Class II Wells - Inject oil and gas production related wastes.
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Class III Wells
Class3Wells

Class III Wells - Minimize environmental impacts from solution mining operations.
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Class IV Wells
Class IV Wells - Prevent ground water contamination by prohibiting the shallow injection of hazardous waste except as part of authorized cleanup activities.

Class IV Wells - Prevent ground water contamination by prohibiting the shallow injection of hazardous waste except as part of authorized cleanup activities.
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Class V

Class V Wells
CLASS5a

Class V Wells - Manage the shallow injection of all other fluids to prevent contamination of drinking water resources.
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Class VI Wells

Class VI REVISED

 


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