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The local amenity impacts of shale gas are potentially significant and will require careful management, reports Isabella Kaminski

Wytch Farm's abatement meaures means it has gone relatively unnoticed for 40 years. Credit: Jim Champion, CCA-SA2Shale gas production in the UK is likely to take place closer to residential areas than in the US and could encroach on important natural sites. As such, the potential visual impacts, increased traffic and noise levels of development are likely to be an immediate concern to councils and local residents.

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