Election 2013 Western Australia March 9

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iT Matters Fracking

Dept Mines & Petroleum Not Sure on Coal Seam Gas

The Western Australian Dept Mines & Petroleum are not sure about the safety of coal seam gas.

They state that technical improvements over the past thirty years, including horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, improved the viability of commercial extraction of these gas resources.

They also state that 'techniques were largely developed and refined in North America and are being continuously improved'.

The most troubling statement on the website is the claim that chemicals used are 'relatively safe'.

The WA Dept Mines & Petroleum does not state that the chemicals being used in the fracking process are safe, this is avoided by used the term relatively safe, whatever this really means.



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