26 sept. 2013

Scientific Study Confirms Fracking Causes Earthquakes--But Should We Stop?




Geologists have confirmed that the controversial process of fracturing rock to release trapped oil and gas reserves, otherwise known as 'fracking', can cause earthquakes. The rock is fractured using highly pressurized 'injections' of water, sand and other materials which creates fissures in the rock enabling the extraction of the gas and oil deposits. Chemicals such as hydrofluoric acid are also used to dissolve shale rock.



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