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18/11/2013 Cafe Diplo with Mike Hill.
Hydraulic fracturing, the extraction of shale gas by a process of deep drilling, has been hailed in the US as a method of bridging the gap between carbon-based and ‘green’ energy. The process involves the use of vast amounts of water containing highly toxic chemicals and arguably carries grave risks to public health and environmental stability. The process is therefore causing much contentious debate internationally and in the UK. Michael Hill is a chartered electrical engineer with many years experience in the oil & gas industry. He explains the technology of fracking, about the novel advanced techniques which are planned for use in the UK for the first time and outline his concerns that unregulated fracking poses a significant threat to public health and the environment. Michael Hill has written several papers on regulating shale gas, published in local and national media and provided evidence to numerous institutions and government bodies