Farmers in SA told to lock the 'fracking' gate

By Malcolm Sutton
Updated December 23 2015 - 5:11pm, first published May 24 2012 - 3:30am
AQUIFER HEALTH: Balnaves vineyard manager Pete Balnaves, Coonawarra, says the sustainability of groundwater in the region is vital to his industry."There's two aquifers in the region, the unconfined aquifer and the confined aquifer below that," Pete said. "While there is some natural leakage between the two, we wouldn't like to see any human-induced leakage."
AQUIFER HEALTH: Balnaves vineyard manager Pete Balnaves, Coonawarra, says the sustainability of groundwater in the region is vital to his industry."There's two aquifers in the region, the unconfined aquifer and the confined aquifer below that," Pete said. "While there is some natural leakage between the two, we wouldn't like to see any human-induced leakage."

LARGE swathes of agricultural land in the South East, Far North, and the Lower and Mid North have been named as potential targets for a controversial gas extraction technique that has been banned in France and Vermont in the United States.

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