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Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing

By: Frank R Spellman(Author)

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Oct 2012 | #201179 | ISBN-13: 9781466514676
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Hydraulic fracturing is a well stimulation process used to maximize the extraction of hard-to-reach underground resources. While hydraulic fracturing allows access to previously unobtainable energy supplies, the technology can cause serious damage to environmental media.

Public concerns have focused on the impacts of the process used during natural gas production from shale and coalbed methane formations. This book discusses the pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing in a balanced manner. It emphasizes the need for the mining of natural gas to provide future clean energy supplies but also stresses the need for close monitoring of the process, chemicals, and fate of waste products.


- What is Hydraulic Fracturing?
- History and Contemporary Use
- Purpose and Method
- Terminology
- Shale Geoscience
- Unconventional Hydrocarbons
- Environmental Health Concerns
- Occupational Safety Concerns
- Economics
- Legal Implications
- Regulatory Implications

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