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Tech observes World Water Day

Talk focuses on fracking

March 25, 2014
By Meagan Stilp , The Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - Since the release of the documentary "GasLand" in 2010, hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, has been in the public spotlight. With concerns such as flaming faucets, earthquakes and destroying aquifers, using fracking to extract unconventional oil and gas from deep within the earth causes concern for many. These concerns, according to Wayne Pennington, dean of engineering at Michigan Technological University, are largely unfounded.



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