Fracking sets alarm among Ireland's farmers

Organic farmers fear chemicals from fracking would get into water supply and damage their products.

    Fracking could be disastrous for farming and tourism in Ireland, the country's most powerful agricultural lobby said.

    The fracking process, in which pressurised fluid is injected into the ground in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside, will also set back plans for Ireland's economic recovery, the lobby said.

    People who farm organically in Ireland have terrible fears about chemicals from fracking getting into the water supply.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Ireland.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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