Environmental Spotlight

    Unconventional Natural Gas Drilling (UNGD)

    UNGD is the process by which millions of gallons of pressurized water are combined with sand, acids, and chemicals and forced into shale rock deep below the earth’s surface to release natural gas. A fracture is created by repeatedly forcing fracking water at very high pressures into the underground shale rock until this fracture reaches the natural gas.

    It's predicted that nearly 2,250 wells will be in Ohio by 2015.



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India, Germany, and Croatia are all places that Dr. Ranjan Deka has studied, taught, and conducted research. Deka’s primary area of interest is in understanding the genetic basis of common diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.

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