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Hydraulic fracturing in thick shale basins: problems in identifying faults in the Bowland and Weald Basins, UK

Abstract. North American shale basins differ from their European counterparts in that the latter are one to two orders of magnitude smaller in area, but correspondingly thicker, and are cut or bounded by normal faults penetrating from the shale to the surface. There is thus an inherent risk of groundwater resource contamination via these faults …

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