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Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim – Emergency Public Meeting
February 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
InfraStrata plans to commence drilling beside a major Belfast water reservoir (North Woodburn Reservoir) with no Waste Management Plan in place. In a letter sent to residents they have said that they will start moving equipment onto site from Monday 15th Feb 2016. >Site Details<
Public Meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 17th Feb 2016
The Windrose, Rodgers Quay, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim BT38 8BE
From the NI Campaign: This is a matter of public importance. We are very concerned by the proximity of this drill to the North Woodburn Reservoir and the plans to drill in such an important water catchment area a source of drinking water for streets in Carrickfergus, Belfast, Newtownabbey, Larne and Whitehead. Thousands of kilograms of toxic chemicals including 24,000kg of Barium Sulphate will be stored in a water catchment area.
We are very concerned that Infrastrata’s interest in the licence started out at 45%; it will be reduced to a pitiful 10% for the next five years. How can a company holding a 10% interest be allowed to hold this licence? There will now be eight companies with interests in the licence with Infrastrata bringing on board five new companies. Some of the companies are less than 2 years old; one of them, Petro River UK Limited, was set up on 7th January 2016.