The other major story of the week is that Third Energy and their partners, Moorland Energy, have applied for planning permission for further expansion of their well at Ebberston Moor, which is situated in the North York Moors National Park.
Frack Free Ryedale are still studying the planning application, but one of our main concerns is that permission is being sought for a second well to be drilled. This will be used to produce water that is needed for the production process, which will then be re-injected back into the ground. This water will then contain a cocktail of toxic and radioactive chemicals, which could leak into the water supply as pipes and casings decay over time.
We will give you more details on the planning application when we have it, as well as guidelines on how to object to this. In the meantime, please read the full article here: G&H ‘It’s no place for borehole’ 03.09.14