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George KGeorge K Super ModeratorPosts: 11,690 Senior Member
The November Scientific American has a very good article on fracking. The entire article does not appear to be available on line but any library should have a copy.

Here's a teaser:

If fracking is defined as a single fracture of deep shale, that action might be benign. When multiple “fracks” are done in multiple, adjacent wells, however, the risk for contaminating drinking water may rise. If fracking is defined as the entire industrial operation, including drilling and the storage of wastewater, contamination has already been found.
Advanced tests, such as putting tracer chemicals down a well to see if they reappear in drinking water, could ultimately prove whether fracking is safe or not.
Some regulators are not waiting for better science; they are moving toward allowing fracking on an even wider scale.


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-truth-about-fracking

Our esteemed new Governor here in PA is gung ho for unregulated, untaxed fracking.
The GOP big tent now is the size of a pup tent, its floor splattered with guano.

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