Lancashire 'low-risk’ fracking report is welcomed

A REPORT that fracking has a low risk to public health has been welcomed.

Cuadrilla, the firm bidding to introduce fracking to Lancashire, said it welcomed news that the process was safe.

A spokesman said that the recent Public Health England’s independent report was really reassuring.

He said: “The report provides welcome reassurance and should dispel scaremongering about its safety.

“We are complying with all of the agency's recommendations, such as the public disclosure of the contents of our fracturing fluid and environmental monitoring before, during and after our operations.”

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1:39pm Fri 1 Nov 13

frank says...

it may be a report but it's still only a best guess. it's pretty meaningless.
especially when people are just interested in making money.
it may be a report but it's still only a best guess. it's pretty meaningless. especially when people are just interested in making money. frank

2:01pm Fri 1 Nov 13

ragamala says...

LOL! What do you expect Cuadrilla to say? And what do you expect from a government department, when the PM and Chancellor are hell-bent on fracking Lancashire?

This is not a new report but a regurgitation of old information, the limited - one well - EA info from the Preese Hall fracking. Plus unverified reports from pro-fracking interests in the US. Even the British Medical Journal has today cast doubt on the worth of this.

The fracking industry is not regulated. We are not safe. Especially in Cuadrilla's hands, when they can't even drill a couple of wells without causing earth tremors through one and having the other closed down because of casing worries and a packer loss accident.

Another serious point. Low risk is not no risk.

Only this month Bloomberg told a House of Lords committee that it would take some 8,400 wells to drain Lancashire's shale.

One in a hundred goes wrong, that's low risk. That's still 84 wells polluting.
LOL! What do you expect Cuadrilla to say? And what do you expect from a government department, when the PM and Chancellor are hell-bent on fracking Lancashire? This is not a new report but a regurgitation of old information, the limited - one well - EA info from the Preese Hall fracking. Plus unverified reports from pro-fracking interests in the US. Even the British Medical Journal has today cast doubt on the worth of this. The fracking industry is not regulated. We are not safe. Especially in Cuadrilla's hands, when they can't even drill a couple of wells without causing earth tremors through one and having the other closed down because of casing worries and a packer loss accident. Another serious point. Low risk is not no risk. Only this month Bloomberg told a House of Lords committee that it would take some 8,400 wells to drain Lancashire's shale. One in a hundred goes wrong, that's low risk. That's still 84 wells polluting. ragamala

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