January 26, 2012

Fracked-off: Gas extraction 'causes quakes'

Earthquakes in Ohio and the UK are linked to hydraulic fracturing for unconventional gas, worrying residents.

A new technique to extract lucrative hard-to-reach natural gas is causing earthquakes across Middle America, literally.

Hydraulic fracking - pounding streams of high pressure water and chemicals into rock formations to loosen gas deposits - has been hailed as a solution to the US's dependence on foreign petroleum. Read more + video.

Al Jazeera

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