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Other concerns of fracking

July 1, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

I suggest it is time to change the semantics about hydraulic fracturing for the extraction of natural gas from the Utica and Marcellus shales in this part of the country. The word "fracking" is hardly specific and not inclusive of the entire process of hydraulic fracturing. Industry spokespersons and proponents usually refer to the actual fracturing process at the well (extraction), where risks are minimal and no evidence of pollution of aquifers exists.



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