Week Ending 24th August 2014
Special report - Rural Impact of Shale - DEFRA
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UK news highlights
The main stories
The Anti-fracking camp continued at Blackpool. On Monday three further actions, blockading DEFRA offices, the new Swansea University site, and mounting "radioactive" atoms installation Lytham.
In Blackpool, Cuadrilla's offices were occupied.
Earthquakes in Ohio last autumn have been linked to fracking. The link is to fracking operations rather than waste injection wells.
A new look at fracking chemicals decides they are more toxic than previously thought.
Any opinions here not quotes from the
week's news reports are my own.
News As It Came In
links to original stories
Small quakes triggered by Utica shale fracking occur in Harrison County in late 2013
Fracking Fluids More Toxic Than Previously Thought
AMILIESí RADIOACTIVE RESPONSE TO FRACKING
FRACKING PROTESTERS OCCUPY DEFRA HQ
Concerned residents from Swansea, students and graduates shut down construction of Swansea Uniís Bay Campus.
Anti-fracking protest in Swansea causes M4 traffic chaos
Fracking protesters glue themselves to Defra doors
Anti-fracking protesters occupy Cuadrilla office