An Ohio State professor said too little is known about the process and effects of fracking to deem it safe or unsafe.
The Thursday panel was part of Fracking Our Health, a discussion focused on separating fact from fiction on the issue of fracking.
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is a process of natural gas extraction that consists of pumping water, sand and chemicals into the earth and cracking the rock layer so natural gas can be released. Subsequently the water becomes radioactive. Some people are said to believe the method causes more harm than good, while others disagree, said moderator and WOSU news programming director Mike Thompson.
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