Hydraulic Fracturing

Scientists spoke about the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which involves extracting natural gas and oil from rock deposits… read more

Scientists spoke about the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which involves extracting natural gas and oil from rock deposits deep underground. Among the topics thy addressed were safety concerns, environmental impact, the scope of fracking in the industry, and the science of the process. They also noted that the process was linked to recent earthquakes in Ohio and elsewhere, as well as the circumstances that can lead to natural gas leaking into people’s drinking water. They responded to questions from the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Doug Duncan Associate Coordinator U.S. Geological Survey->Energy Resources Program
  • William "Bill" S. Leith Associate Coordinator U.S. Geological Survey->Earthquake Hazards, Geomagnetism, and Global Seismographic Network (GSN) Programs
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Hydraulic Fracturing

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Program ID:
305315-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Reston, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 5, 2012
Last Aired:
Apr 12, 2012

Airing Details

  • Apr 05, 2012 | 11:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 09, 2012 | 10:36am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 11, 2012 | 8:12am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 12, 2012 | 3:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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