Impacts of fracking

“Potential effects include seismic activity, groundwater contamination, methane leakage from new wells and old wells, air and noise pollution and visual changes to the landscape. In 2012, the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering concluded that, provided the appropriate regulations and monitoring procedures were in place, risks could be managed. However, in 2015 the Environmental Audit Committee reported concerns about whether there are sufficient resources and skills to regulate and monitor unconventional gas production.” (Italics ours)

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Fracking company Rathlin at work in West Newton, East Yorkshire, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(1) Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. (2015). Future of Natural Gas in the UK. PostNote. 513 (-), 2.

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