GATHERING 1pm ONWARDS
MONDAY JULY 3RD
SCUNTHORPE CIVIC CENTRE
Here we go again! This is the revised [slightly tweaked] application that was REFUSED in January. MIN/2016/810 revised to PA/2017/696.
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This is for an unusual form of fracking into SANDSTONE not shale. It will involve a well treatment known as acid matrix or acid fracking (Egdon does not specify) the wellbore is THROUGH A PRINCIPAL AQUIFER and they intend to target reservoirs at 1.8km true vertical depth via deviated drilling and the use of HYDROFLUORIC ACID. All the usual major concerns over fracking apply [disturbing the subsurface and injecting toxic chemicals at high pressure; air quality; site traffic; risk to near residents, siteworkers, wildlife habitats; CLIMATE CHANGE; gross inadeqacy of regulatory protocols [self-monitoring and reporting on a monthly basis!]
It’s only the obscene quantities of fresh water which is not applicable – here they will use a ‘only’ a tenth and therefore can slip below the radar of technical fracking [purely through political expediency]
So the risks posed by high pressure hydraulic fracturing into deep sandstone formations using the vast array of hazardous chemicals with the addition of hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acids is arguably greater than typical fracking into shale.