Exploding domestic water supplies blamed on shale gas extraction

Shale gas is proving to be a massive bonus for the US chemical industry, heralding an era of cheap ethane feedstocks disconnected from global oil prices. There is exploration going on in Europe, but it is proving to be controversial amongst environmental campaigners. 

A report on this morning’s UK Radio 4 Today programme highlighted the concerns of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change. They talk about a shale gas “rush” in the US before the technology is full tested.

The report mentioned youtube footage of exploding water taps. I have found these and they are a little disturbing!

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