|Manmade earthquakes trigger government drill-down into possible fracking link|
The research into whether hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can trigger earthquakes is being conducted just as a pair of independent papers were released internationally this week suggesting they do. The studies out of mid-continent US and Britain ...
|Human-made earthquakes reported in central US|
The abstract does not explicitly link rising earthquake activity to fracking - known formally as hydraulic fracturing - that involves pumping water and chemicals into underground rock formations to extract natural gas and oil.
|Panel issues report on UK fracking use|
Near Blackpool, test fracking or "fracturing," involving pumping water and chemicals into shale rock at high pressure to extract gas, was halted in 2011 when two earthquakes were felt at the surface. A government-appointed panel of experts said it ...
|Will Shale Gas Make Blackpool The New Aberdeen?|
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But many people want fracking banned. Their complaints aren't just because the chemicals used in fracking could contaminate the groundwater, or that there is an increased risk of air pollution. Fracking also causes earthquakes! Fracking, or 'induced ...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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