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Hydraulic fracturing operation outside Rifle, in western Colorado
Image: Brennan Linsley/AP Photo/picture alliance



Hydraulic fracturing is a technique to extract gas from rock. But people living close to fracking sites are concerned about the impact of toxic chemicals used in the process.

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