One new development in the safety and benefit of a major project is the computer modelled health or environment impact assessment. This is usually funded by the developer and the details of the calculations are often not disclosed. At a recent consultation event on fracking the HIA expert repeatedly reassured the ever increasingly disbelieving audience […]
Archive | November, 2015
Mariann is an expert on toxins and toxicity, she has studied the releases of gases an chemicals caused by Unconventional Gas Extraction in Australia. Their Coal Seam Gas extraction is similar in many ways to the fracking proposed in UK and that has been prevalent in many states of America. She examines the chemicals and […]
We need of course to consider the effectiveness of regulation in general. Unfortunately recent history is full of regulatory failures where businesses have resorted to subterfuge or camouflage to get round supervisory oversight in the pursuit of profit. Sometimes businesses simply treat the cost of non-compliance and the resulting fines as part of their project […]
Boom and bust, Ponzi scheme, high investment and rapid decline in gas flow. Drill drill drill to get the flow back up and sell to the next unfortunate who comes along. All made understandable.
A talk about the essentials of fracking and the possible risks to health. It is such a multi-layered and dense subject that it has to be a brief summary of the evidence. For further reading have a look at a few of the references elsewhere on this site and dip into the chunky evidence in […]