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Radioactive Sources Brought To Salford Fracking Site

Radioactive Sources Brought To Salford Fracking Site

  • Radioactive sources taken into Barton Moss
  • Used for making measurements down well
  • Schlumberger contracted to do the work by IGas
  • Contact for extended periods very dangerous
  • If damaged can release radioactive material
  • Industry history of loss and mishandling sources
  • Repeatedly lost during transport between sites
  • Have turned up a month later at sides of roads
  • Or in scrap metal shipments across the globe
  • Mislaid radioactive sources very dangerous
  • Have killed and injured hundreds of people
  • Just in Texas over 400 sources lost down wells
  • Likely to spread contamination as they degrade
  • Fracking spreading use into local communities
  • Thousands of wells mean many more sources

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Underground Coal Gasification: Secret Talks In Warwickshire As Public Revolts In Wales

Underground Coal Gasification: Secret Talks In Warwickshire As Public Revolts In Wales

Warwickshire County Council has been engaging in secret talks (Coventry Telegraph) with Cluff Natural Resources, a company with plans to conduct underground coal gasification (UCG) under the county. UCG involves drilling into coal seams, using similar horizontal drilling technology to […]

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Fracking The East Midlands: Total Distraction

Fracking The East Midlands: Total Distraction

  • Oil giant Total plans £30 million investment
  • Mostly in Nottinghamshire and Doncaster
  • However most of East MIdlands threatened
  • Coalbed Methane (CBM) as well as Shale Gas
  • Coal more widespread than shale in region
  • CBM exploration wells already drilled by Dart
  • Shale Companies: eCorp, Egdon and Dart
  • Dart: £24 million Investment From GDF Suez
  • CBM Companies: Dart and IGas
  • Both fighting other Communities at present
  • Threat of Thousands of Wells in Medium Term
  • UCG also lurking Threat in the Region

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New UK Fracking Licence Areas Confirmed

New UK Fracking Licence Areas Confirmed

The UK government has announced that roughly 60% of the UK is now available to be licensed to fracking companies. After a brief “consultation” period it is likely that the licenses will be handed out to fraking companies in the […]

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Latest News From Community Blockade At Barton Moss

Latest News From Community Blockade At Barton Moss

Fracking company IGas Energy drilled a Shale/CBM exploration well at Barton Moss in Salford, Greater Manchester. It was the beginning of a programme that could see thousands of fracking wells drilled across the region. The local community did everything that […]

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Fracking Manchester: IGas Threatens Barton Moss

Fracking Manchester: IGas Threatens Barton Moss

  • Fracking focus is shifting to North West
  • IGas Energy plan to start drilling soon
  • Site at Barton Moss in Salford, near Manchester
  • Exploration well targets CBM and Shale Gas
  • Drilling threatened to start in mid-November
  • IGas are busy fortifying the pad with fencing
  • On area of Mosslands known for wildlife
  • Growing local opposition as awareness grows
  • Resistance being organised by local groups
  • Callout for support for across the country

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Fracking Yorkshire: Cuadrilla`s Bit On The Side

Fracking Yorkshire: Cuadrilla`s Bit On The Side

  • Cuadrilla sneaking into Yorkshire
  • Drilling rig at site in Kirby Misperton
  • Well drilled for other company, Third Energy
  • Passes though conventional gas field
  • But goes deeper into Bowland Shale
  • Unknown agreement between companies
  • Threatens thousands of fracking wells
  • Dart and Rathlin also in Yorkshire
  • Communities getting organised to resist

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Geophysics Emeritus professor: Cuadrilla knowledge "inadequate for purpose required"

Geophysics Emeritus professor: Cuadrilla knowledge “inadequate for purpose required”

An Emeritus Professor of Geophysics at Glasgow university recently criticised Cuadrilla’s operations at Balcombe, stating that the company’s knowledge is “inadequate for purpose required”. The company’s drilling plans are also based on “insecure” geological interpretations, ignore relevant underground faults and […]

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