Fracking, illustration

Fracking, illustration

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Credit: Gwen Shockey/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: An illustration of fracking, or drilling for natural gas. Fracking is a controversial method of retrieving natural gas from below the earth's surface. This illustration demonstrates how fracking can contaminate water supplies.

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Keywords: aquifers, chemicals, contaminant, contaminated water, contamination, diagram, drawing, drilling, environmental concern, fluid pressure, fossil fuel, fossil fuels, fracing, frack, fracking, fracking fluid, fumes, gas, geochemistry, geophysics, hole, hydraulic fracturing, illustration, leak, leakage, methane emission, natural gas, oil, oil exploration, petroleum engineering, pipe, pipeline, pollute, pollution, rock layers, shale, soil, stratigraphy, tank, toxic, trench, truck, water supply

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