18 October 2011 16:07 [Source: ICIS news]
The ECHA recently reached the initial conclusion that chemicals that would most probably be used in future fracturing, or “fracking”, in
“I think that if these substances have already been used in the
“They do not cause any particular harm to the environment so there is no need to get worked up, but there will undoubtedly be difficult dialogue with European institutions [to obtain the necessary registrations],” he added.
Fracking includes the injection of water, sand, and chemical additives into rock layers to release shale-gas flows into a well.
On 19 September, state gas monopoly PGNiG became the first Polish company to begin technological production of shale gas.
Poland hopes to one day break its near total dependence on Russia for gas by exploiting shale-gas deposits.
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