The mother of all fracs

AS THE world today marks the anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, it is worth remembering that there were already those wondering if the nuclear genie could be used in oil and gas extraction, and that led directly to the fraccing boom and the development of Canada's oil sands.

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Under the umbrella of Operation Plowshare, US scientists looked at all sorts of ways to take nuclear explosives and develop controlled blast techniques, including for both for large scale earthworks

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