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January 13th 2012:“Fracking” Up America

When natural gas is used as a fuel, it is cleaner burning than oil and coal, so you might say it’s a more eco-friendly fuel. However, the process for extracting natural gas from the earth has people from New York to Wyoming wondering if more environmental damage is being done than good. The process of hydraulically fracturing shale rocks with chemicals, water and sand has come under fire recently. Blamed for recent earthquakes in Ohio and Oklahoma, “fracking” has also been blamed for contaminated drinking water in other regions. Today’s guest is John Armbruster, a seismologist affiliated with

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John Armbruster is a seismologist with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. He is from the New York City area, went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Physics and has been with Columbia University since 1969. He has always been interested in earthquakes in the eastern U.S. but also worked on projects in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, China, Turkey and Italy. He lived in Pakistan almost 4 years and was in Abbottabad many times. From 1987 to 2003 I studied earthquakes in Ashtabula Ohio that I concluded were caused by a waste injection well.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio 24/11/2017 09:00 24/11/2017 10:00 Go Green Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio When natural gas is used as a fuel, it is cleaner burning than oil and coal, so you might say it’s a more eco-friendly fuel. However, the process for extracting natural gas from the earth has people from New York to Wyoming wondering if more environmental damage is being done than good. The process of hydraulically fracturing shale rocks with chemicals, water and sand has come under fire recently. Blamed for recent earthquakes in Ohio and Oklahoma, “fracking” has also been blamed for contaminated drinking water in other regions. Today’s guest is John Armbruster, a seismologist affiliated with Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, who is studying the seismic implications of fracking VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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