Hydraulic Fracturing Discussed At League Of Women Voters Meeting

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A topic of concern was discussed during the League of Women Voters Tuesday Topics meeting.

Residents filled a room at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library to hear Rex Buchanan, the Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey, talk about hydraulic fracturing.

Fracturing, or fracking, is a process where water, sand and chemicals are injected into a rock under very high pressure to fracture the rock and release trapped hydrocarbons. It's used to enhance oil and gas recovery but concerns about possible environmental problems have risen.

Buchanan told 13 News he was hoping he could answer some of the questions attendees had and better explain the process to them.

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