Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and environmental impacts explained
Submitted by: Jonathan Ramayia, Friday, June 22, 2012
The possibility of fracking for shale gas in the Karoo has come under intense scrutiny in South Africa. Many commentators are highlighting the potential dangers of fracking while others have noted the tremendous economic benefits fracking for shale gas can bring to South Africa.
This article explains ‘fracking’ and summarises the viewpoints relating to the implications it has for South Africa from an economic and environmental point of view.
What is fracking?
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