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Business Daily - Fracking debate

Is fracking safe? Yes, says a top Chevron executive. No, argues a Czech campaigner. Plus Lucy Kellaway offers up the worst ever questions in job interviews.

A top Chevron executive argues that hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, is safe and does not cause contamination of water supplies. Lesley Curwen talks to Ian MacDonald, vice-president of the energy company Chevron, for Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East. Asked whether fracking causes earthquakes, he says not to worry since any seismic activity would be 'a bit like a truck going past your house.'

But Jan Kozderka, from Stop Hydraulic Fracturing, a pressure group in the Czech Republic, says that fracking should be permanently banned because of concerns about water contamination and the possibility of earthquakes.

And Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times looks at some of the worst ever job interview questions - such as 'if you were shrunk to the size of a pencil, and put in a blender, how would you get out?'

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 11:32PM Mon, 29 Oct 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 8:32AM Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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  • Duration 18 minutes

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