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Cornering Gas: Wednesday


There's not a bust in sight. Thanks to the development of shale gas plays in northeastern B.C., there's likely enough gas to for a century. That's according to Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

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They moved to Canada to enjoy the quiet life. Now a German couple say their quiet life is being drowned out by gas activity.

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"Fracking" for shale gas is a booming, multi-billion dollar business in B.C. Energy companies are blasting water and chemicals deep underground -- to release natural gas -- from shale rocks. The boom has created thousands of jobs -- for Canadian workers. But some local people believe -- that gas drilling on their doorsteps -- is slowly killing them.

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Charl Badenhorst with Northern Health

Some people living amidst northern B.C.'s gas wells, plants, and pipelines -- are raising serious concerns -- about their health. They're demanding the B.C. government step in -- to ensure their safety. Charl Badenhorst backs that call - for health surveillance and tracking -- of people exposed to gas and chemicals.

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