UK Daily Mail
Jan 17, 2011
Campaigners are calling for a ban on the extraction of ‘shale gas’ in the UK until potential environmental and human health risks have been properly assessed.
Exploitation of the natural gas in this country is expected to begin near Blackpool, Lancashire, later this month, but the Co-operative has raised concerns the process of extraction can contaminate local groundwater.
In the U.S., some residents in areas where drilling for shale gas is taking place can set fire to their drinking water and have become ill because of pollution by gas and chemicals, according to new documentary Gasland.
This article was posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 at 5:24 am