Fracking / Hydraulic fracturing / Coal seam gas extraction

National Assessment of Chemicals Associated with Coal Seam Gas Extraction in Australia


NICNAS is participating in a National Assessment that is examining human health and environmental risks from chemicals used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing for coal seam gas extraction in Australia. 

Funded by the Australian Government's Office of Water Science, the National Assessment is a collaboration between NICNAS, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Department of the Environment, and in an advisory role, Geoscience Australia.

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