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Articles Tagged with ''fracking''

Queensland to open up shale oil industry

February 14, 2013
The government of Australia's state of Queensland intends to give the go-ahead to the development of a commercial shale oil industry, Natural Resources Minister Andrew Crips said earlier this week.
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Ohio steps up rules for safer disposal of Utica Shale drilling waste

February 13, 2013
Ohio is proposing stepping up the current regulations on handling waste with low levels of radiation from natural gas drilling in the Utica shale.
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Canada not ready to deal with offshore leaks, report finds

February 8, 2013
Canadian authorities are not ready to deal with the consequences of a potential offshore oil leak, according to a new report released by the federal commissioner of the environment and sustainable development.
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Pennsylvania launches probe into effect of radiation in fracking wastewater

February 1, 2013
The state of Pennsylvania is starting a probe into the effects of radiation in natural gas drilling wastewater in an attempt to find out if it is a threat to the general public.
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Countries around the world consider fracking after US success

January 29, 2013
Tempted by the U.S. shale gas revolution that could soon see that country top the charts in natural gas production, countries around the world are considering introducing the same technology, in the hope of achieving similar results.
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Marcellus shale fracking threatens region’s wastewater systems, researchers find

January 22, 2013
Researchers at Duke and Kent State Universities have found that wastewater from Marcellus shale region hydraulic fracturing operations threatens to overwhelm the region’s wastewater disposal capacity.
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Town of Marcellus, N.Y., bans natural gas exploration, production

January 15, 2013
The town board voted unanimously on Monday to amend zoning codes to prevent all natural gas and petroleum exploration and production within town limits.
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EPA issues progress report on fracking

January 7, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has provided an update to its long-term research on the potentially harmful effect that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has on drinking water.
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High levels of ancient brines found in Marcellus flowback

December 20, 2012
Brine water that flows back from gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region after hydraulic fracturing is many times more salty than seawater, with high contents of various elements, including radium and barium.
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Concerns raised over possible link between drilling wastewater and earthquakes

December 12, 2012
Scientists who have been examining earthquakes in Colorado and its neighboring states for about four decades believe that the practice of disposing of wastewater by drilling and injecting it underground may cause seismic activity, the Denver Post has reported.
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