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Risks to public health from fracking for shale gas are low, says UK government

Friday, November 1st 2013 - 21:29 UTC
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The risks to public health from fracking for shale gas are low, according to a new official report. Any problems publicized so far - such as in the US - are the result of operational failure or poor regulation according to a study, by Public Health England, an agency of the Department of Health, reviewed the latest research. Read full article

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  • A_Voice

    “So far exploratory fracking in the UK has been limited to one site in Lancashire”

    Pray do tell us about the earthquakes it caused...and how it had to be shut down...
    Tremors felt at Blackpool Tower even..if I remember correctly...

    Nov 02nd, 2013 - 12:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1 “...and how it had to be shut down...” Thereby giving the impression that “the authorities” had to step in. Unfortunately, Quadrilla Resources, the company involved, voluntarily suspended activities and conducted an investigation. Two earthquakes with magnitudes of 2.3 and 1.5. But then, earthquakes with magnitudes of 3.0 or less are unlikely to be felt by people.

    Nov 02nd, 2013 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @1 A_Voice

    There are between 200-250 earthquakes in the UK EVERY year!

    Fancy that!

    Of course most of them are below 3.0 in magnitude, so go unnoticed.

    A_Voice - you really must try harder or La Campora won't pay you any more.

    Nov 02nd, 2013 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Do you exchange the second most precious in the world by the 10th.

    1 - oxygen
    2 - water
    3- food
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    10 - oil

    Things are more important than life?

    Nov 02nd, 2013 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @4 Brasileiro

    If oxygen is so important to you, why is your country destroying thousands of square miles of rain forest?

    Nov 02nd, 2013 - 08:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @5 Leprecon

    Answer the question that I did, in another story. First. Educate yourself.
    Thanks.

    Nov 02nd, 2013 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    For those who are in doubt what fracking is, if you compare looking for oil to a drug addict, it would be like the addict looking for a vein on his balls...

    Nov 03rd, 2013 - 08:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @6 Brasileiro

    Answer the question on this thread, why don't you?

    I responded to your post. I'm not wasting my time trawling through every single story in mercopress. You could always link it to your post.

    If you won't do that, then you can just answer the question. If you believe that oxygen is so important, why is Brasil destroying hundreds of square miles of rain forest?

    Also, I understand that English isn't your 1st language, but your translation tool is spitting out gibberish. A lot of what you write is difficult to interpret, and is grammatically incorrect, which can change the meaning of what you are trying to get across.

    Nov 03rd, 2013 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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