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ALBANIAN VILLAGE TO BE COMPENSATED FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING DAMAGES

03/06/2017

The Albanian village of Zharreza has been feeling the impacts of hydraulic fracturing since 2010. Over 80% of the town's homes have been damaged by earthquakes caused by disposing of fracking waste water in injection wells; 10% are no longer habitable. Last week the country’s Deputy Prime Minister announced that all villagers in Albania whose homes have been damaged by fracking will be fully compensated, though the fracking company, Bankers Petroleum, said they would only pay the compensation if their disposal activities are causally linked to the tremors. For the full story, see http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-albania-fracking-compensation-idUKKBN16...