Fracking dangers are subject of public talk

Keith Taylor NNL-140104-173839001

Keith Taylor NNL-140104-173839001

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The cost of ‘fracking’ or shale gas extraction in the Banburyshire area will be high in terms of visual interference and pollution, a public meeting heard.

Paul Mobbs, an environmental consultant and shale extraction (fracking) expert, joined Green MEP Keith Taylor last Wednesday to tell people gathered at the The Friends Meeting House in Banbury what could lie in store if the controversial gas extraction is licenced in the region. They said water rates payers will have to bear the cost of filtering and cleaning water used in the high-pressure process of chemicals and pollutants before it can be returned to the district’s water courses.

Continuous movement of lorries, noise from heavy machinery drilling and poisoning of underground aquifers were all cited as other possible dangers.


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