Important information from Greenpeace on the effects of fracking – and how the Conservative Government has been trying to keep us from finding out about them:

People that live near fracking sites could be affected by health problems and financial hardships – and fracking might not even help climate change –a government report has revealed.

The report – which was initially heavily redacted but has now been fully published after the Information Commissioner ordered the government to do so  – includes striking passages that were previously blacked out on the risks of living near a fracking well, most dramatically that:
“Properties located within a 1 – 5 mile radius of the fracking operation may also incur an additional cost of insurance to cover losses in case of explosion on the site.”

“Such an event would clearly have social impacts,” some genius notes.

Read the unredacted DEFRA report in its entirety here.

Source: Energy Files: Defra report reveals extent of impacts on people living near fracking wells – Energydesk

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