Fracking U.K.: Company plans ‘goodwill payments’ after earth tremors

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享BBC:Fracking has been suspended after it began in Little Plumpton in October 2018The energy firm Cuadrilla will make small “goodwill payments” to residents who claim their homes were damaged by an earthquake at its fracking site.Fracking, which extracts gas from shale rock, stopped at the Lancashire site after a 2.9-magnitude tremor in August.Cuadrilla boss Francis Egan said no “major damage” had been reported by locals near the Preston New Road site.But he said residents would get a few hundred pounds each to help with any redecorating.A number of earth tremors have happened at the site since fracking began in Little Plumpton in October 2018.On 26 August, residents reported being woken up by the 2.9 magnitude quake, which is more than 250 times bigger than the 0.5 limit placed by government rules.However, a report from the National Audit Office (NAO) found no evidence that prices would be lowered and said there was uncertainty over whether fracking could viably produce gas in meaningful quantities.Concerns have been expressed about risks to the environment and public health, and the adequacy of safety rules, the NAO said.Protests against fracking have been regularly held at the Little Plumpton site.Lancashire Constabulary reported that between 25 and 100 officers were directly involved in the policing of fracking sites every day between January 2017 and June 2019, at a cost of £11.8m.More: Fracking: Cuadrilla plans ‘goodwill payments’ after tremor Fracking U.K.: Company plans ‘goodwill payments’ after earth tremorslast_img

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