fracking


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frack·ing

 (frăk′ĭng)
[From frac(tur)ing.]

fracking

(ˈfrækɪŋ)
n
(General Engineering) a method of releasing oil or gas from rock by forcing liquid at high pressure into the rock
[C20: shortened from fracturing (see fracture) ]
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A new report released today by Physicians for Social Responsibility and Concerned Health Professionals of New York further highlights the serious threat fracking poses to public health, noting that, our examinationuncovered no evidence that fracking can be practiced in a manner that does not threaten human health.
HYDRAULIC fracturing, better known as fracking, is a process in which high-powered machines drill holes into the earth to reach an oil reservoir.
FRACKING has been brought to light in the news recently by a group of Greenpeace volunteers who were protesting the Cuadrilla Company drill site in Lancashire and were arrested.
I USUALLY agree with Paul Routledge's comments, but those on fracking (Examiner, 25/10/17) are an exception.
MSPs will be asked to back the Scottish Government's fracking ban in a Holyrood vote today.
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Fracking has become controversial in recent years because of associated health problems in workers, people living near drilling sites and reports of contaminated drinking water and air pollution.
journalCode=esthag) A study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Science and Technology showed that fracking caused 6,648 spills over 10 years in four states alone.
Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, has the potential to affect drinking water sources in the U.
Fracking America: Sacrificing Health and the Environment for Short-Term Economic Benefit.
Those actions will include guidelines for operators during the fracking operations that happen after a well is drilled.
The Government has given the go-ahead to a fracking project in Fylde, Lancs, despite opposition from the local council.