SAS Environmental Services Blog

The Western Australia Fracking Debate

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 16-Nov-2017 12:00:00

Western Australia has one of the world’s largest reserves of gas trapped in rock deep below underground. The problem is, the Western Australia government has recently imposed a state-wide moratorium on fracking for unconventional gas, pending an independent scientific inquiry.

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Topics: Fracking, western australia, oil and gas industry

Will Fracking Down in its Own Wastewater?

Posted by Sophie Cochrane on 28-Sep-2017 13:00:00

In North Dakota’s Bakken region, fracking has generated nearly 10,000 wells for unconventional oil and gas production—and along with them, almost 4,000 reported wastewater spills resulting from the activity.

It’s indisputable that fracking requires enormous volumes of water and produces equally enormous volumes of wastewater. 

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Topics: Fracking, Industry News, Waste water