Expert: More research needed on fracking’s impact

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The Harbinger

Dr.Cherry’s talk will be livestreamed. Listen live tonight at 7pm at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rzavEiRF_o
The recorded talk will be available after the event at the same url.
Expert: More research needed on fracking’s impact
ANDREA GUNN  
Published June 14, 2015 – 3:54pm  

The federal government needs to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to high-volume hydraulic fracturing, says one expert.

John Cherry, a groundwater contamination specialist and the lead author of a 2014 Council of Canadian Academies report on fracking, told The Chronicle Herald that if Ottawa is going to encourage fracking, it needs to start funding research that will give Canadians a clearer understanding of the environmental ramifications.

SEE ALSO: More fracking coverage

Cherry said the science regarding almost every important question about the impacts of fracking is extremely limited.

He will be holding a talk at the University of King’s College in Halifax on Monday titled Hydraulic Fracturing: Should Nova Scotia Experiment?

“Right now…

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