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Public Meeting – Norwich – Frac Sand Mining Threat in East Anglia
November 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fracking is a new more extreme form of fossil fuel extraction targeting impermeable rocks such as shale, tight sandstones and coal seams. In addition to a host of direct impacts, it also requires thousands of tons of frac sand. With the threat of thousands of wells across the country (if fracking is allowed to proceed) the mining and transport of frac sand would spread impacts far beyond the drilling areas.
Frac sand mining, transportation and handling has caused significant ecological and health impacts for workers and communities living nearby. The industry chews up the countryside with open cast mines, contaminates water with run off, clogs roads with HGV traffic and pollutes the air with dangerous dust.
Sibelco is the largest producer of frac sand in the world, they supplied frac sand to Cuadrilla Resources for the UK’s first fracking test, at Preese Hall in Lancashire and they have recently submitted plans for a new quarry in Cheshire, and has expansion plans in Norfolk. As a community we need to be aware of the risks, come along to find out more.
Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane