Air, water and soil impacts of hydraulic fracturing, Phase 1

Monitoring environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing in Queensland's Surat Basin

This intensive monitoring campaign will measure the air, water and soil impacts of hydraulic fracturing of production wells in the Surat Basin.

This project will result in a report summarising the current state of knowledge regarding sources of air, water and soil pollutants associated with CSG extraction using hydraulic fracturing, a peer-reviewed design for a measurement program that will provide enhanced information of the impacts of hydraulic fracturing, and a report presenting an analysis of air, water and soil quality before commencement of hydraulic fracturing activity.

Field monitoring

Scientist taking measurements in the field