Category: Health Risks

Health Risks

Weil Bodies

Weil Bodies

A week or so ago number of Protectors were on the roadside by Wensley’s farm and noticed that a cow, which seemed to have been isolated in the field next to his house, had a very red udder. Today, while at Preston New Road I went to inspect Cuadrilla’s new...

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For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Today’s sermon from the Church of St Michael Insanum will be based on a text from Galatians 6:7 “For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” On Wednesday this week, Dr Ania Szolucha of the University of Bergen launched her peer-reviewed research paper on “The Social Futures of...

Joined Up Government At Its Best

Joined Up Government At Its Best

So – whilst one part of the government is intent on pushing fracking onto an unwilling population on the Fylde, another part – this time the NHS – is trying to turn Westby (home of the proposed Preston New Road fracking site) into a “healthy new town”. The new housing...

Gissa Job!

Gissa Job!

We all know how the industry likes to claim that it will bring jobs to the local areas where it operates. We see precious little evidence to support this, so we were delighted to read that Public Health England are advertising in the BMJ for a “Consultant in Health Protection”...

Over the moon or sick as a parrot?

Over the moon or sick as a parrot?

Today’s news is the discovery, by researchers from the University of Aberdeen, that high levels of a potentially toxic chemical have been discovered in rock samples taken from an area of the UK targeted for shale gas extraction. The chemical in question is Selenium, and the area concerned is the...

Preston New Road Community Group  Slams New Task Force Report

Preston New Road Community Group Slams New Task Force Report

PRESTON NEW ROAD COMMUNITY GROUP PRESS INFORMATION 15th July 2015 Preston New Road Community Group Slams New Task Force Report Preston New Road Community Group has described the newly-published report by the Task Force on Shale Gas – Assessing the Impact of Shale Gas on the Local Environment and Health...

Chair of DEFRA Panel confirms accuracy of Rural Impacts study?

Chair of DEFRA Panel confirms accuracy of Rural Impacts study?

A recent article in the Solicitors’ Journal entitled “Fracking: What you need to consider” discusses issues which need to be considered by conveyancing solicitors in areas where fracking may take place. [The article can only be accessed in full by registered users but you can sign up for a free...

So what did the government NOT want you know about the impacts of fracking?

So what did the government NOT want you know about the impacts of fracking?

The Report on The Shale Gas Rural Economy impacts was published in heavily redacted form, generating a storm of protest in March 2014. Over a year later, and coincidentally just after the LCC decisions on Cuadrilla’s two development site applications, on July 1st 2015, the full report was finally published....

Those DEFRA Redactions exposed

Those DEFRA Redactions exposed

Last night DEFRA released the previously redacted report on the impacts of fracking on the rural economy. Whilst much of the report tells us nothing we didn’t already know, what is fascinating is the extent to which the redaction illustrate the Government’s desperation to remain “on-message” as far as shale...

Doctor and the Medacts – Public meeting

Doctor and the Medacts – Public meeting

On June 24, Lancashire County Council will decide whether to allow fracking in the county. Fracking has been banned in New York State due to the “significant public health risks”. It is also suspended in Scotland and Wales due to the high risks. Medact have organised a public meeting. Go...