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Hydrofracking Study Stirs Debate

Season 2011 Episode 29 | 26m 46s

Hydraulic fracturing, or 'hydrofracking,' is a controversial technology that uses water and chemicals to extract underground natural gas. New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens discusses the findings of a recent DEC draft study suggesting this can be done without contaminating ground water, but environmental groups question the accuracy of that assessment.

Aired: 07/08/11

Rating: NR

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