Home | Media | Fracking | New Fracking Frontiers: Gas Exploration Goes Global

New Fracking Frontiers: Gas Exploration Goes Global

Created on 13 June 2013
Making Networks Work
(Media / Making Networks Work)
Water Resource Management is a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary undertaking. It has to do with a...
Kenya: what water means to me
(Media / Kenya: what water means to me)
Karen C students share their thoughts on the importance of water in their lives. Produced by...
Environmentally friendly wastewater treatment
(Media / Environmentally friendly wastewater treatment)
Full title: Environmentally friendly wastewater treatment plant in Linge/Mithuania. The Global...
View all


Shale gas exploration has gone global. Energy companies are surveying shale rock formations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia hoping to discover the next big deposit of natural gas. This report, by correspondent Steve Sapienza, features the voices of residents in two regions, Eastern Ohio and Poland, both touted as new frontiers in shale gas exploration.

Energy companies are already drilling in Poland, using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking -- a controversial method of gas extraction imported from the United States. In Eastern Ohio, the underground injection of fracking wastewater has triggered earthquakes in Youngstown. Fracking wastewater has also been illegally dumped into the Mahoning river. Despite the promise of jobs and revenue, residents in both the Ohio and Poland are struggling to understand the long-term impact of shale gas drilling on their communities. 

More info: LinkTV
Produced by: LinkTV
Year: 2013
Language: English 
Region: Global



Facebook comments

Add comment

Security code

Back to Top