January 25, 2012

Government Tried "Nuclear Fracking" in 1970s

Truth Squad, CNN


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Not all federal research was successful, and one series of tests in the late 1960s and early 1970s raises eyebrows today. In the ultimate "fracking," the U.S. government attempted three times to use nuclear bombs to open up subterranean gas formations in the Rocky Mountains -- two in western Colorado and one in New Mexico. The tests produced less gas than predicted, and what was freed was radioactive.

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