Public meeting to discuss shallow fracking dangers

Keith Taylor NNL-140104-173839001

Keith Taylor NNL-140104-173839001

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Shale gas beneath Banburyshire could be drilled at a fraction of the depth the Government claims as ‘safe’, according to experts.

The gas beneath the potentially lucrative triangle between Banbury, Bicester and Kidlington is only 200 metres beneath the surface.

National fracking expert Paul Mobbs, of Banbury, said: “The Government claims the depth of fracking ensures pollution can’t reach the surface and in the recent consultation they stated 500-1,000 metres or more was ‘safe’.


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