Independent review of the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing (or fracking).
This review examines the scientific and engineering evidence on hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) to inform government policy about shale gas extraction in the UK.
The study was carried out by the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering on the request of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser.
29 June 2012
Government Office for Science
Shale gas, hydraulic fracturing, and other unconventional hydrocarbons
Energy industry and infrastructure licensing and regulation
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