Fracking distance limit study

Controversial "fracking" for shale gas should only take place at least 600 metres down from aquifers used for water supplies, scientists have said.

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Study recommends fracking distance limit

A new study has recommended that "fracking" for shale gas should only take place at least 600 metres down from channels carrying water supplies.

It says the controversial process can cause fractures in the ground that could reach nearby water sources. It's been claimed the flammable methane gas can pollute drinking water.

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