Texas Floods Leach Fracking Chemicals: a warning for Lancashire?
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We were reminded of an untruth that was spoken by Cuadrilla’s Andrew Quarles during the Lancashire floods back in January. We put it in a handy meme so that we could jog his memory in case he every forgot.
“A thorough Flood Risk Assessment was completed by independent, expert consultants for both sites and it concluded that the proposed works would not increase flood risk either on or offsite. We can confirm that neither of our proposed exploration sites in Lancashire were flooded during the recent bad weather.”
The above image is footage taken weeks after the actual floods, from the BBC’s drone over Preston New Road site, during our blimp display of just how fracking high Cuadrilla’s rig really would be. The fracking fields flooded and ran off into Carr Bridge Brook and onto neighbours’ land, flooding their property and smallholdings.
Here is shot taken by Ros Willis, at Preese Hall Farm, December 2015:
Just how confident are the Environment Agency in their “thorough Flood Risk Assessment” that chemical spills won’t end up in pubic waterways and be a health risk? We’d wager: not very.