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Monday, April 8, 2013

After 60 Years of Use in Ohio, Why is There Now a Fuss Over Fracking?

From the Tribune Chronicle:
Michael "Mick" Adkins sat at his kitchen table sifting through a box of old photographs, payroll logs, safety manuals and even a "driver's pocket guide to hazardous materials" from his 1980s employment with energy giant Halliburton.
"We would frac wells in Warren, Youngstown; we did Pennsylvania. It was huge in the 80s, just like now," Adkins reminisced recently about his short stint with the the company in 1981 and 1982.
The northeast side Warren man was struggling, though, to find an explanation for recent outrage by environmental groups and now some big name celebrities speaking out against hydraulic fracturing, and why so many people mistakenly believe the process that has been around for decades is new.
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