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Fracked off! Coal Seam Gas Great Barrier Grief
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Fracked Off! - SBS Datline
"Twelve months ago if someone came to you and started talking about 'fracking' you might wonder what they were on about. Now the controversial term is at the heart of a raging social and environmental debate. Fracking involves pumping millions of litres of water and toxic chemicals into the ground, to fracture rocks and tap natural gas. But from the suburbs of Sydney, to the mountains of the United States, that process is dividing communities like never before..."
"Coal seam gas - we take a close look at the Darling Downs in Queensland where the industry is most established. We will explore the fear and the facts. Insight focuses on the Queensland region of Chinchilla-Dalby, where the CSG industry has operated for many years, to look at the impacts – environmental, social and financial."
"Coal seam gas is a massive undertaking. It's estimated there are now close to 4,000 wells in Queensland. That number will grow tenfold over the next 20 years. The plan is to take a lot of that gas to Curtis Island, off Gladstone in the World Heritage Area, where it will be processed and exported.
...Gladstone Ports Corporation is now undertaking the biggest dredging operation ever attempted inshore from the Great Barrier Reef.
Part of the spoil dredged up will be taken out to sea to a dump site within one kilometre of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park."