When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.
Date set for Hyndburn Council to grill fracking company
1:10pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
A DATE has been set for Hyndburn Council’s grilling of fracking giant Cuadrilla.
The company, founded in 2007, is currently drawing up planning applications for sites where it intends to drill, hydraulically fracture rock, and test the flow of natural gas.
Representatives will make a presentation to the full council on Thursday, December 5, after councillors expressed concerns about the safety and environmental impact of fracking.
The council announced its stance last month, and said it has six conditions which must be met before fracking can begin. They include the disclosure of chemicals used in the process, an assessment of the integrity of any well, micro-seismic monitoring of the surrounding area, and an assessment of the methane levels prior to fracking.
Councillors will ask questions on behalf of residents, and have invited relevant questions to be forwarded to them, with a list available to view online at www.tinyurl.com/mzzxsc6 Critics of fracking claim the process leads to earthquakes, poisoning, and the waste of thousands of gallons of water, and high methane levels.
Comments are closed on this article.