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Extraction: Groundwater Usage

Can shale gas be extracted safely? (2) Groundwater, well integrity, use of water (Dr Rob Ward, British Geological Survey)

Dr Rob Ward (British Geological Survey) discussed the hydrogeological aspects of shale gas extraction, including water resource requirements, possible groundwater contamination and treatment, and well integrity. The chemical composition of fracking fluids was discussed, as well as water availability on a local scale.