Category: Accidents

Just who does stand between YOU and a fracking accident?

Just who does stand between YOU and a fracking accident?

The job of Health, Safety and Environment Director is an important one. We haven’t see Cuadrilla’s job description for this post , but here is how the UK’s official graduate careers website defines the responsibility of a Health and Safety Adviser (Presumably the responsibilities of a Director are commensurately greater)...

The Air Pollution Impacts of Fracking

The Air Pollution Impacts of Fracking

From the RAFF Facebook Page – We thought this important enough to make it permanent here! The shale gas industry here in the UK has not been open about the threats to the health of people living nearby sites where ‘fracking’ takes place. Of course earthquakes, water and land contamination,...

Dr Tony Ingraffea’s article sums up very clearly the issues surrounding fracking

Dr Tony Ingraffea’s article sums up very clearly the issues surrounding fracking

Dr Tony Ingraffea’s article sums up very clearly the issues surrounding fracking – it is a must read for anybody who needs an introduction to the subject. Dr Ingraffea is perhaps best-known for his co-authorship of a Cornell University 2011 study that established the greenhouse gas footprint of fracking as...

Why Cuadrilla acting responsibly is cause for concern

Why Cuadrilla acting responsibly is cause for concern

On 16th November Cuadrilla announced that they had made a decision to re-spud their well on Anna’s Road, Westby. [DECC defines a well to be a borehole drilled into the earth from a single surface or subsurface location to a single subsurface location. If the surface location changes but target...