Monday, June 28, 2010

Dr. Ingraffea Teaches the Hydrofracking Basics: Part I

Anthony Ingraffea, PhD, gave a talk in Penn Yan, NY, on March 2, 2010.  Here is Part I of that lecture (running about 8 minutes).  Dr. Ingraffea received his PhD in rock fracture mechanics, a field which is almost unknown today, and few people have this rare degree.  Dr. Ingraffea worked at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, for 33 years, in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.  He did research in hydraulic rock fracture in particular.  He has also served as princial investigator for such organizations as NASA, Kodak, the U. S. Army, IBM, Schlumberger, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Boeing.

In this talk, Dr. Ingraffea focuses on hydrofracking and the Marcellus Shale.  He has a unique way of explaining the process in a very understandable way.  And he highlights the dangers of the process which he has studied and researched for decades.

Watch Part III of this presentation here. Part II is here.

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