FRACKING – short term profit against long term costs

A geological engineering professor whose specialty is rock mechanics and hydrogeology says hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to free natural gas from rock formations will cause “irreversible harm” lasting thousands of years.

And the gas companies will be long gone, leaving behind costly remediation, Marc Durand said in an interview, suggesting the gas producers should be forced to establish a reserve fund.

“The billions required would be much more than all the profits beckoning now,” said the retired Université du Québec à Montréal professor.

Full article – well worth a read

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