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Articles related to fracking

Feature: The Immediate Risks of Gas Production to Water Resources
Public concerns about unconventional gas production focus on contamination of aquifers deep below the surface, yet the most immediate risk to water resources is right before our eyes.
Protesters called for no further expansion of coal and coal seam gas.
Feature: Is Coal Seam Gas Polluting Groundwater?
Landholders are adamant that coal seam gas is contaminating their groundwater, but natural geological processes make their accusations difficult to prove. Now science is starting to fill in the cracks.
Directions: Unconventional Gas Needs the Right Support and Controls
Unconventional gas faces two issues: its role as an energy source and social acceptance.
Online Feature: Environmental effects of fracking unclear
CSIRO scientists have highlighted concerns that chemicals produced by hydraulic fracturing could be affecting ground and surface waters.