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Allison, M. Lee, 2001, Natural gas explosions in Hutchinson, Kansas: unraveling a geologic mystery (abs), Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v33, no. 6, p 132. [PDF version]]

Allison, M. Lee, 2001, The Hutchinson gas explosions: unraveling a geologic mystery, Kansas Bar Association, 26th Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil and Gas Law Conference, v1, p3-1 to 3-29. Click here to view PDF file.

Bayne, C. K., 1956, Geology and ground-water resources of Reno County, Kansas, Bulletin 120, Kansas Geological Survey.

Bhattacharya, S. and Watney, W. L., 2001, Pressure and production analyses--vent wells around the Yaggy Gas Storage facility, Hutchinson, Kansas, Open-file Report 2001-68, Kansas Geological Survey.

Buchanan, R. C., 2002, Natural gas explosions in Hutchinson, Kansas: a case study, North-Central Section (36th) and Southeastern Section (51st), GSA Joint Annual Meeting (April 3-5, 2002). Abstract available at:

Energy Information Administration (EIA), Form EIA-191, "Underground Gas Storage Report."

Energy Information Administration (EIA), EIAGIS-NG Geographic Information System, Underground Natural Gas Storage Database as of September 1, 1997, compiled from Form EIA-191, "Monthly Underground Gas Storage Report" and various industry sources.

Gogel, T., 1981, Discharge of saltwater from Permian rocks to major stream-aquifer systems in central Kansas, Chemical Quality Series 9, Kansas Geological Survey.

Hendron, A. J., Jr., Fernandez-Delgado, G., and Lenzini, P.A., 1979a, Preliminary report on field investigations of north subsidence area at Cargill, Kansas, Solution Mining Research Institute, January, 1979.

Hendron, A. J., Jr., Fernandez-Delgado, G., and Lenzini, P., 1979b, Study of sinkhole formation mechanisms in the area of Hutchinson, Kansas, Solution Mining Research Institute, January, 1979.

Lomenick, T. F., 1972, Implications of the American Salt Corporation's underground workings on the proposed federal waste repository at Lyons, Kansas, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL-TM-3903.

Meyers, J. E., Noah, C. G., and Gries, J.C., 1972, Viability of sonar techniques applied to measurement of brine well cavities; an evaluation, Department of Geology, Wichita State University, #4310-50, Subcontract No. 3687, Union Carbide Corporation.

Nissen, S. E. and Xia, J. 2002. Detecting shallow natural gas beneath Hutchinson, Kansas, using high-resolution seismic reflection data, Open-file Report 2002-37, Kansas Geological Survey.

Walters, R. F., 1978, Land subsidence in central Kansas related to salt dissolution, Bulletin 214, Kansas Geological Survey. [available online]

Xia, J., 2002, Using the high-resolution magnetic method to locate abandoned brine wells in Hutchinson, Kansas, Open-file Report 2002-43, Kansas Geological Survey (pdf file).

Xia, J., 2001, Feasibility study on using the electromagnetic method to locate abandoned brine wells in Hutchinson, Kansas, Open-file Report 2001-10, Kansas Geological Survey.

Watney, W.L., Berg, J.A., and Paul, S.[E.], 1988, Origin and distribution of the Hutchinson Salt (lower Leonardian) in Kansas, pp. 113-135, In: Morgan, W.A.; and Babcock, J.A., (eds.); Permian rocks of the midcontinent, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Midcontinent Section, Special Publication, no. 1, 224 pages.

Young, C. M., 1926, Subsidence around a salt well, Am. Institute of Mining Engineers, Transactions, v. 74, p. 810-817.


Testimony to the Kansas Senate Utilities Committee, February 27, 2001. Presented by Joe L. Ratigan on behalf of the city of Hutchinson (430 k)

Testimony to the Kansas House Utilities Committee, March 8, 2001. Presented by Karl Mueldener, Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment (132 k)

Testimony to the Kansas House Environment Committee, March 13, 2001. Presented by M. Lee Allison, Kansas Geological Survey (12 k)

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