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Fracking Yorkshire: Cuadrilla Rig On Rathlin Site

  • Rathlin Energy push fracking in East Yorkshire
  • Returns to West Newton site drilled last year
  • 40 HGV’s escorted by 100 police swoop on site
  • Planning mini-frac on the Bowland Shale layer
  • Aims to test if the shale layer can be fractured
  • Cuadrilla’s fracking rig now erected on the site
  • Rented to Rathlin to conduct the mini-frac test
  • More oil & gas companies getting into fracking
  • Community at Crawberry Hill under same threat
  • Camps supporting blockades outside both sites
  • 150 people march in nearby town of Beverley
  • Communities mobilising to resist this threat
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Fracking Yorkshire: Rathlin Energy`s Plans Revealed

  • Rathlin Energy have licence in East Yorkshire
  • Openly exploring for conventional oil and gas
  • Sneakily drilled 2 wells through Bowland Shale
  • Now planning small test fracks on shale layer
  • Producing 100,000 gallons of radioactive waste
  • No information on where this would be dumped
  • Would flare 5 million cubic feet of gas per day
  • Producing toxic and carcinogenic air pollutants
  • Aims to gather data for full hydraulic fracturing
  • Could mean up to 3,000 wells in the licence
  • Application for similar well in Northern Ireland
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