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This week on The Daily Beat: We are doing an investigation into hydro-fracking and the success of New York State in banning the process.
Today on the Daily Beat, Friday June 19, 2015: We hear from Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Cornell who has been very open on his research that examines the environmental detriment of shale rock drilling .
Dr. Ingraffea’s research looks at computer simulation and real experimentation on the fracturing process of shale rock, hydro-fracking being only one of those processes.
In 2011, Ingraffea and two other Cornell researchers published a highly discussed scientific study in the journal Climatic Change, reporting that between 3.6 and 7.9 percent of methane gas from shale drilling operations actually escapes into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. He has also done research into the dangers of “injection wells” in their contribution of earthquake activity.
He has helped surge the debate on shale drilling and fracking throughout the US and has brought to light many environmental hazards that are less widely known.
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