A meeting took place between the council and Cuadrilla last night and they were forced to admit at last that they have in fact hit an underground well and that is where the water is coming from.
The trench they have built round the edge to collect rain water is now overflowing and spilling in to the surrounding fields (that cows are grazing in) and we believe that they are mixing their own drilling mud on site as they have shipped in their own bentonite and we have seen drone photographs of tanks full of brownish fluids, so unless they are making their own teeth whitener down there we can only assume that they are mixing the mud right now….possibly mixing with well water and seeping in to the aquifer below and/or spilling out in to the fields.
Gold standard regulations? These fu#ke%s~couldn’t even dig a long drop toilet without causing a catastrophe,
Drone pictures taken yesterday morning show surface water at Cuadrilla’s shale gas site at Preston New Road near Blackpool.
Opponents of operations at the site reported that four tankers had entered the site yesterday to collect rain water and another two had gone in by lunchtime today.
The US Environmental Protection Agency released a definitive study this week concluding that hydraulic fracturing can impact drinking water at each stage in the shale gas production process.
Do we really want to see 16,000 or more shale gas wells drilled in the British countryside carrying the same and other risks, ask Professors Peter Strachan and Alex Russell?
In the latest of Newsnet.scot’s occasional series, they assess the case for fracking in the UK against six “stress tests” and conclude that it fails in each case.
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The company’s latest financial result shows it managed to narrow losses to $11.54m last year from $17.7m in 2015 by cutting $5.5m from its operating and administrative expenses, which include staffing and overheads and the costs of the planning process, to $11.7m last year.
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The following document was prepared by:
David K. Smythe
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics,
University of Glasgow
for the Scottish Government, but applies to the whole of the UK.
Smythe SG consultation submission on UOG may2017 v1.0-1