Report details fracking dangers

Researchers at Durham University have published a major report looking into the dangers of fracking.

Every energy technology has associated risk

Researchers at Durham University have published a major report looking into the dangers of fracking. They say fracking, which involves fracturing rocks to release shale gas, is relatively safe. But drilling boreholes, whether for fracking or not, is potentially dangerous.

Richard Davies from Durham University says there is some sort of risk with every energy technology.

Fracking report released

Fracking releases energy trapped underground

Researchers at Durham University have published a major report looking into the dangers of fracking.

They say the process, which involves fracturing rocks to release shale gas, is relatively safe.

But they warn that drilling boreholes, whether for fracking or for any other reason, is potentially dangerous.

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