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hydrofracturing

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  • n. hydraulic fracturing

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Examples

  • It's slang for "hydrofracturing" -- that is pouring tons of chemicalized and pressurized water into shale rock that has within it natural gas that can only be accessed by fracturing the rock.

    Rabbi Arthur Waskow: Fracking & Fukushima: More Obscene Than The Word They Sound Like

  • He says hydrofracturing, which is used in the oil and gas, coal-bed methane and carbon-sequestration industries, by nature does create seismic events, but they are small and not discernible on the surface.

    Not Just a Lot of Hot Air

  • Separating the gas from the shale, a process known as hydrofracturing, involves forcing a mixture of water, chemicals, and sand at high pressure down a well bore and into rock formations, creating small fractures that release the trapped gas.

    TreeHugger

  • Louisiana and Pennsylvania, using a technique called hydrofracturing, or "fracking," in which water, sand and chemicals are injected at high pressure into the rock to form cracks that allow the gas to be pulled out.

    Chevron enters Marcellus with $3.2 billion Atlas buy - Yahoo! Finance

  • New drilling technology, called hydrofracturing, quickly developed for securing natural gas.

    courierpress.com Stories

  • In a recent development, a scientist with the Forest Service published a study in the Journal of Environmental Quality and found that hydrofracturing fluid caused severe damage to ground vegetation and killed trees.

    Drilling-Ban Proposal in National Forest Draws Fire

  • "There's a big difference between a 100,000-gallon hydrofracturing and a three-million to five-million-gallon hydrofrack," said Neil Woodworth, executive director of the Adirondack Mountain Club.

    EPA to Widen Drilling Study

  • He warned that the Northeast probably lacks the capacity to clean up the chemical-laden hydrofracturing fluids.

    EPA to Widen Drilling Study

  • Even if man-made earthquakes caused by hydrofracturing are tiny, AltaRock and others take them seriously.

    Not Just a Lot of Hot Air

  • The Basel developers sought out an active seismic fault to do their hydrofracturing, while AltaRock is careful to avoid active faults.

    Not Just a Lot of Hot Air

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