Hydraulic fracturing for shale and tight gas in Western Australia drinking water supply: Human Health Risk Assessment

Government of Western Australia Department of Health

This document introduces and reviews many of the recent investigations into hydraulic fracturing and its potential to impact public health, from experiences in the coal seam gas industry in eastern Australia and international experience in shale and tight rocks. It specifically focuses on potential impacts to drinking water supplies, with reference to similarities and differences between the geological and environmental conditions within Western Australia compared to elsewhere in the world.

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