oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - On fracking in the Karoo, open forums and the power of public opinion... : environmental engineering

Volume 19, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The debate around hydraulic fracturing in the Karoo is an issue of national and public interest. Shale gas extraction has the potential, some say, to change the face of the country's power industry and improve the lives of millions of South Africans. Public opinion, however, is a powerful force well known to have hampered the nuclear industry in the past

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