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Fracking firm gets green light to drill for oil at Balcombe ... again

09.01.2018
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West Sussex council to let Cuadrilla test oil volumes at existing well which ignited mass anti-fracking protests in 2013Fracking firm Cuadrilla has been given the go-ahead to explore for oil near a West Sussex village that was the site of the UK's biggest anti-fracking protests.Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a way of extracting natural gas from shale rock formations that are often deep underground. It involves pumping water, chemicals and usually sand underground at high pressure to fracture shale - hence the name - and release the gas trapped within to be collected back at the surface. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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