UK shale fracking not risking quakes, dirty water

Times Live 29 June 2012.

Fracturing shale rock formations to extract trapped gas is unlikely to cause big earthquakes or contaminate drinking water in Britain, science and engineering bodies say.
Shale gas extraction came under fire in Britain last year when the government stopped fracking activity at a site in Blackpool after tremors were measured in the area…
An expert report commissioned by the government recommended in April that fracking could continue in the UK under tighter monitoring and Friday’s scientific findings support the argument that if fracking is carried out correctly it poses little danger…

(Editorial note: It would be great if our Government wasn’t so secretive about the study they commissioned – we need to know who was on the team that did the study and what they said. The results should be made public.)

http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2012/06/29/uk-shale-fracking-not-risking-quakes-dirty-water

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