The health risks of shale gas exploration are too great to justify it going ahead, the inquiry into Cuadrilla’s fracking plans heard today.
The health effects of exploration included:
Quote: “Any negative direct impacts on human health will be concentrated in people living in the immediate surroundings of the two proposed sites and be most likely caused by the effects of noise and other nuisances.”
Quote: “Dr McCoy said access to energy had helped to improve public health. But he said the means by which we produce energy was beginning to pose threats to human security, he said. “We need to balance energy and human security more broadly.”
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