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What is fracking?

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Where does this word come from and what does it refer to?
asked May 22, 2012 by anonymous

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It is a slang term for fracturing, or breaking up. Also sometimes called fracing. A subsurface geologic formation is fractured by injecting fliuds at very high pressures.
answered May 22, 2012 by hydrogeo (180 points)