Risks of Coal and Unconventional Gas Mining

Dangers of fracking, fracking risks, fracking pros and cons, what is fracking, effects of coal seam gas mining, what is coal seam gas, impacts of fracking, fracking definition, hydraulic fracturing

Read all about the impacts of coal and coal seam gas and fracking on land, water and communities in Australia.

Water Impacts: The National Water Commission[1] has stated that coal seam gas mining risks having 'significant, long-term and adverse impacts' on water resources, including from depressurisation and contamination of aquifers. 

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Coal and Gas Impacts: Further Reading

Further detailed information on the impacts of coal and coal seam gas and fracking can be found below.

These reports are collated from peer reviewed research into the environmental and health risks from fracking and unconventional gas operations:

-The 5th Edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (March 2018).

-The New York State Public health review of Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas Development.

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