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A risk assessment tool applied to the study of shale gas resources

mash up of a pic of the Zuma spill and a fracking risk formula

In this paper a new, versatile method for assessing the overall risk of hydraulic fracturing in shale is presented. The method is supposed to predict the probability of adverse events of the technique in a specific location and has been tested in a shale field in Asturias (Spain). Its authors propose the application of this …

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Impacts of shale gas extraction on the environment and on human health – 2012 update

This study discusses the possible impacts of hydraulic fracturing on the environment and on human health updating a study published in 2011. Detailed studies of environmental risks arising from unconventional gas extraction activities have been published recently on European and national levels substantially broadening and deepening the scientific basis. However, knowledge and availability of information …

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Potential risks for the environment and human health arising from hydrocarbons operations involving hydraulic fracturing in Europe

This report aims at setting out the key environmental and health risk issues associated with the potential development and growth of high volume hydraulic fracturing in Europe. It concentrates on the direct impacts of hydraulic fracturing and associated activities such as transportation and wastewater management. It drew mainly on experience from North America, where hydraulic …

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Water Pollution Risk Associated with Natural Gas Extraction from the Marcellus Shale

Water Pollution Risk Associated with Natural Gas Extraction from the Marcellus Shale Author(s): Daniel J. Rozell and Sheldon J. Reaven Date: 12.2011 Journal: Risk Analysis Key findings: Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing carry potential environmental risk due to their high water use and substantial risk for water pollution. The study model identified five pathways of …

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Impacts of shale gas and shale oil extraction on the environment and on human health

This study discusses the possible impacts of hydraulic fracturing on the environment and on human health. Quantitative data and qualitative impacts are taken from US experience since shale gas extraction in Europe still is in its infancy, while the USA have more than 40 years of experience already having drilled more than 50,000 wells. Greenhouse …

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