Increased risk of frack-ups with catastrophic floods in the North?
With the horrific flooding enveloping the north of England (or the “desolate North” if you’re named Lord Howell), one has to consider the increased risk of major environmental disasters with over half of the north consigned to fracking license areas.
2013 disastrous flooding in Colorado fracking areas, has seen widespread damage, with “…toppled-over condensate tanks, tanks floating in floodwaters leaking unknown fluid and scattered debris from drilling operations.” Hugh MacMillan, a senior researcher at Food and Water Watch suggested that much damage would have already been done if there were open pits, which he understood to be the case. Prof Fleckenstein from the Colorado School of Mines believed the “worst-case scenario” would be a pressurised gas line which carried the risk of explosions.
Preese Hall in Lancashire, the only well to have been hydraulically fractured (and then broken by inept drillers) has been rumoured to be leaking and this last week, has been subjected to flooding. This is where the 2011 fracking-induced earthquake occurred.
Are we just going to sit back and wait for the next fracking disaster to hit?? Let’s have some serious opposition from all of the sensible parties please.