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Fracking gas fears from residents in Balcombe, Sussex

6 December 2012 Last updated at 15:29 GMT

Energy giants are on the hunt for cheaper gas but people are not so keen on having fracking - a method of obtaining shale gas - taking place near their homes, particularly after previous testing in Lancashire.

Giles Dilnot spoke to Sussex residents Joanna Fitz-Simons, Nancy Towers, Kathryn McWhirter and Charles Metcalfe on their fears about potential frack testing near to their homes in Balcombe village.

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