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Activists protest at Algerian fracking facility

Since the start of January thousands of protestors have gathered in the southern Algerian town of Ain Salah to rally against plans to exploit shale gas there.

Demonstrators say the government's $70 billion dollar hydraulic fracturing project will pollute the groundwater and damage the environment.

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has vowed to continue with the exploratory work, insisting the public's health and the environment will be protected.

Howard Johnson reports.

  • 27 Mar 2015
  • From the section Africa
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