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Fracking and earthquakes

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Science Middle School

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.

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

Story Length: 4:04

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Living on Earth

AIR DATE: 06/24/2011

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