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U.K. Officials: Fracking May Continue as Long as Certain Precautions are Taken

2:00 PM MDT | April 23, 2012 | Alex Scott

Fracking, the controversial method using water and chemicals to recover underground gas from shale rocks, should be allowed to continue in the U.K. if certain procedures are followed, says a government-appointed panel on the safety of fracking.   The panel in a recent report has laid out a series of recommended procedures for fracking including an effective monitoring system and traffic light control regime designed to reduce the risk of environmental damage. An additional recommendation is that the hydraulic fracturing procedure should include a smaller...


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