November 1, 2019 / Modified nov 1, 2019 11:38 a.m.

Episode 206: The cost of energy indepedence

Examining the complications behind extracting oil and gas from underneath the Earth's surface.

AZSCI 206 Fracking Natural gas fracking well
Daniel Foster

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement
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The toll of fracking on groundwater

This episode is supported by the The Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Episode 206: University of Arizona hydrology professor Jennifer McIntosh

Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" has become a popular way to extract natural gas over the past 15 years, but traditional means of pulling up energy-producing materials may be more damaging to the environment. University of Arizona hydrology professor Jennifer McIntosh is researching how extraction techniques take their toll on groundwater.

Jennifer McIntosh spoke with Tim Swindle, director of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

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