Fracking contributed to the failure of California’s Baldwin Hills Dam in 1963

Fracking contributed to the failure of California’s Baldwin Hills Dam in 1963
Fracking contributed to the failure of California’s Baldwin Hills Dam in 1963

Recently, documents obtained through freedom of information requests revealed that some BC Hydro experts are worried fracking might cause B.C.’s Peace Canyon Dam to fail. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the injection of fluids into rock to release oil and gas; it's been linked to, among other things, earthquakes. The BC Oil and Gas Commission says there’s no problem, due to five-kilometre no-fracking buffer zones around the W.A.C. Bennett, Peace Canyon and proposed Site C dams. What do you think?

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