Audio by title fracking_marcellus_shale

FRACKING THE MARCELLUS SHALE

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/03/2011

The good news that abundant new natural gas deposits in the United States are driving down the once soaring cost of natural gas has a disturbing underbelly. Hydraulic fracturing, the unconventional method used to extract this gas is creating nightmares for people who live close to the drill sites. In extreme cases wells are being poisoned and water that comes out of the faucets in these homes can be set on fire.

43:02 minutes (39.41 MB)

 

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