Unconventional drilling for gas could contaminate Ukraine’s drinking water

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July 19, 2012, 10:40 p.m. | Business — by Fedor Zarkhin

In this June 25 file photo, a crew works on a drilling rig at a well site for shale based natural gas in Zelienople, Pa.
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Ukraine’s government hopes drilling for unconventional gas will ease the nation’s dependence on increasingly expensive Russian gas, but the required drilling method has raised environmental concerns among scientists and politicians.
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Russell Cunning July 20, 2012, 9:57 a.m.    

Fracking has led to widespread pollution of some of Australia's best farmland. The Balonne River in southern Queensland has bubbles coming to the surface - bubbles that ignite if a flame is held near. The greed of these big companies is destroying the food-growing potential of large areas of farmland - and long after the gas is gone, the farmland is still polluted.
The Sydney Morning Herald published an article which can be read here:

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