Top of Page Ensuring the safe management of wastewater, stormwater, and other wastes As the number of shale gas wells in the U. Wastewater associated with shale gas extraction can contain high levels of salt content also called total dissolved solids total dissolved solidsThe quantity of dissolved material in a given volume of water. The wastewater can also contain various organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, metals, and naturally occurring radioactive materials also referred to as technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material or TENORM.
This article is over 1 month old Fracking firm Cuadrilla drilling for shale gas in Lancashire.
The well at Preston New Road, between Blackpool and Preston, will be the first to be fracked in the UK sinceafter years of hold-ups due to a moratorium, regulatory changes and planning battles.
It involves pumping water, chemicals and usually sand underground at high pressure to fracture shale — hence the name — and release the gas trapped within to be collected back at the surface.
The technology has transformed the US energy landscape in the last decade, owing to the combination of high-volume fracking — 1.
Thank you for your feedback. But Cuadrilla will not be able to frack before next Wednesday, as the high court has granted an interim injunction after Lancashire campaigner Robert Dennett filed an 11th hour legal challenge.
The high court will hear the case on Wednesday, which hinges on emergency planning by Lancashire County Council for the Preston New Road site. Francis Egan, the chief executive of Cuadrilla, said: The role is designed to be: Fracking activists to appeal against prison sentences Read more Katrina Laurie, 40, an activist protesting outside the Preston New Road site on Thursday with around 20 other people, said the opposition would go on.
Liz Hutchins, Friends of the Earth director of campaigns, said: Sign up to the daily Business Today email or follow Guardian Business on Twitter at BusinessDesk Observers will watch for any sign of seismic activity, water and air pollution, or breaches of regulation, which the government and industry have argued is robust and ensures fracking can be conducted safely.
Cuadrilla has already been censured by the Environment Agency for minor infractions.Fracking, short for “hydraulic fracturing,” is a destructive process that corporations including Halliburton, BP and ExxonMobil use to extract oil and natural gas from rock formations deep underground.
8 days ago · Colorado Takes Fracking Restrictions to the Polls. The intent of the measure is to ban oil and natural gas development in the state," spokeswoman Karen Crummy says. "It's not like they were. Aug 09, · Fracking: Fracking, in natural gas and petroleum production, the injection of a fluid at high pressure into an underground rock formation in order to open fissures and allow trapped gas or crude oil to flow through a pipe to a wellhead at the surface.
Fracking has raised concerns over its economic and environmental .
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a drilling process that injects millions of gallons of water, sand and undisclosed chemicals at high pressure into horizontal wells to crack open shale rock.
Feb 17, · Pennsylvania environmental regulators have found a likely correlation between a natural gas company's fracking operation and a series of tiny earthquakes in western Pennsylvania last year.
The. EPA works with states and other key stakeholders, through sound scientific research and regulation; to help ensure that natural gas extraction from shale formations, also called fracking or hydrofracking, does not harm public health and the environment.