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StateImpact on OETA: A College’s Struggle With Quake Damage and Why It Matters

The 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck near Prague, Okla., in November 2011mortallywounded two century-old towers at St. Gregory’s University — a small catholic university and monastery that has become one of the most visible illustrations of Oklahoma’s earthquake surge. 

The shaking occurred nearly four years ago, but the university and monastery are still struggling with physical and financial damage.

On the July 24 episode of Oklahoma News Report, I talked with OETA host Dick Pryor about what the costly, complicated and time-consuming situation at St. Gregory’s means, especially as quake-related lawsuits against oil and gas companies are making their way through the courts.

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Joe was a founding reporter for StateImpact Oklahoma (2011-2019) covering the intersection of economic policy, energy and environment, and the residents of the state.
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