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Video: Researchers investigate the effects of fracking

John Chermak, associate professor of practice in geosciences, investigates the potential effects of hydraulic fracturing on the environment.  By analyzing shale samples drawn from miles below the Earth's surface, his research team can examine if and how trace elements are released in the energy production process commonly known as fracking.

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    A shale sample is tested for trace elements.

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