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Earthquake-hazard: the UK has Fracking stop

Because of the risk of earthquakes in the British government from the Fracking to extract shale gas from the earth. The UK had promoted Fracking in the hope of its dependence on natural gas imports, in particular, to reduce from Norway and Qatar.

energy Minister Andrea Leadsom said on Saturday that it had and has on the basis of a report from the for the Oil and gas industry competent Supervisory authority UCIS a Fracking Moratorium for England. The UCI had examined the seismic activity in the vicinity of a Fracking site in Preston New Road in the North-Western English County of Lancashire.

"After the audit of the CIU report, ( ... ), it is clear that we are not able to exclude other unacceptable consequences for the local population only," said Leadsom. The Fracking Moratorium is applicable with immediate effect. As long as there is no "new compelling evidence" for the safety of Fracking, will grant the British government, no new Fracking projects.

environmentalists and the Opposition have welcomed the end Of the Fracking technology. "This victory is one of the largest, the climate movement has ever seen," said the environmental protection Agency 350.org on Saturday. The environmental organization Greenpeace called for to accelerate the Expansion of renewable energy from Wind and sun.

and raw materials are "pushed out"

During Fracking is injected a mixture of water, Sand and chemicals under pressure into rock layers, the very finely distributed Gas or Oil that can't flow freely. The layers are broken up in this way, "" to have the raw materials to push out.

the UK had taken on Fracking until a year ago, after a year long break. The country had promoted Fracking in the hope of its dependence on natural gas imports, in particular, to reduce from Norway and Qatar. The conservative government planned in 2016, that it could be until the middle of 2020 a total of 20 conveyor places. So far, however, there were only three excavations, and the gas production has not yet started.

earthquakes in the August Drilling project

After a significant earthquake in August, the only current Fracking was drilling suspended at Preston New Road, by the responsible company, Cuadrilla. The country's gas reserves, according to estimates by the British Geological Survey, up to 90 trillion cubic meters and could satisfy Britain's Gas needs for the next more than a thousand years.

The relatively new funding method joins are not conservationists only in the case of the environment, but also for the residents in the area of support areas of criticism. In a report to the government spending has been recently noted that Fracking projects result in high costs for the local authorities, because they were a series of protests, including transport blockades and the drilling sites would have to be protected by the police.

to ban The opposition Labour party called for Fracking permanently. For the conservative government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Moratorium represents a significant turning-point. Johnson has always acted as a staunch supporter of the method. In the UK, it is precisely the election campaign has begun. 12. December is the election of a new Parliament. (Dec/sda)

Created: 02.11.2019, 20:58 PM

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