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Province looking for shale gas underneath Russell, Ont.

The province is researching if there could be any natural gas underneath Russell, Ont., but some local residents said they're wary of allowing fracking.

Mayor wants to see if energy companies could be interested

The province is researching how much shale gas is lying under an eastern Ontario community. 2:00

An eastern Ontario municipality full of black shale rocks has the province researching if there could be any natural gas underneath.

The mayor of Russell, Ont., said he wants to see if there's enough of the gas to interest energy companies.

As the CBC's Ashley Burke reports in the above video, residents are split on the idea of fracking happening in their community.

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