Ineos Fracking Survey Hits Derbyshire!
Seismic survey crews contracted by fracking company Ineos Upstream from military logistics specialist Arturius International have begun laying cables in fields and woods across Derbyshire. Concerned community members have taken pictures of cabling, workers and machinery and are concerned about the impact on wildlife.
Ineos plans to survey large portions of the 1.2 millions acres of its fracking licence areas in Central England over the next year. The aim of these surveys is to gather data to advance Ineos fracking plans, including selecting fracking sites for test drilling. These surveys need resisting, otherwise Ineos will be allowed to take a significant step towards fracking.
Following the laying out of the geophones to gather the data (which may or may not be wireless), thumper trucks quarter the area bashing the ground as vibration sources. In areas such as woodland, where the thumper trucks cannot go, explosive charges will be buried in the ground to produce the vibrations.
With Ineos’s fracking plans calling for 10 shale gas wells per square mile, allowing Ineos to reach fracking production could see anything up 18,000 wells coating its licence areas in Central England. The primary purpose of these surveys is to gathering geological data but the company is also looking to identify areas where there is no community resistance!
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