Shale gas mining is a process that applies the technique of high-volume, horizontal, slick-water fracturing (‘fracking’ or ‘hydraulic fracturing’). It involves pumping water, sand and chemicals into horizontally drilled wells, under hydraulic pressure to fracture the underground shale layers and release gas.

SHALE GAS MINING IS UNSUSTAINABLE • WATER THIRSTY • POSES DOCUMENTED ENVIRONMENTAL RISK
 
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Documents

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Shell Environmental Management Plan

Shell is in the process of updating their Environmental Management Plan documents in support of their application for shale gas exploration in the Karoo. The public has until 22 February to submit comments on the documentation. Contact details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information and to view the documents, please visit www.golder.com