United Kingdom: Cuadrilla admits fracking was ‘probable’ cause of earthquakes

Business Green: It is "highly probable" that controversial test drilling for shale gas in Lancashire triggered seismic activity in the area, a report has concluded. The Fylde coast was struck by a tremor measuring 2.3 on the Richter scale on 1 April and a second measuring 1.5 on 27 May after US firm Cuadrilla Resources began fracking work at its nearby Preese Hall-1 well. Green groups have called for a ban on fracking, which involves fracturing shale rock with high-powered liquid to release gas, claiming that......

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