A new European study find the risks associated with large-scale shale gas development and fracking to be high and in some cases very high.
The study by AEA Technology looks specifically at the cumulative environmental impacts of multiple shale gas wells.
Eight elements of European Union (EU) environmental rules are identified as being ill-equipped to deal with the water, waste, liability, air quality and other issues of large-scale use of hydraulic fracturing.
The report was done for the European Commission DG.
It triggered a call for a ban on fracking because of the risk by Food & Water Watch. Or the European Union should toughen its rules the eco-group said.
Click here to read the 292-page report.
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