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Fracking and earthquakes

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Science Middle School High

Research Shows Fracking Causes Earthquakes

Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is the process of putting liquid into shale to remove natural gas. There's concern that waste water from fracking that is put back into the ground is causing earthquakes. This public radio story explores the relationship between fracking and earthquakes.

Geology Environment Ecosystems Forces and Newton's Laws Earth and Space Science Energy

Story Length: 4:04

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Living on Earth

AIR DATE: 06/24/2011

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