Residents demand stricter monitoring of Cuadrilla’s fracking site
Residents living near Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Lancashire have called for tougher action from the authorities.
At a meeting yesterday there were complaints that regulation of the Preston New Road site near Blackpool was fragmented and there was no overall control.
Residents who have been calling for radon monitoring said drilling should be delayed for six months so that baseline data could be collected.
There were allegations that planning conditions had been breached and calls for round-the-clock monitoring. One group of opponents said it would it was now watching the site 24-hours a day.
The meeting at Wrea Green brought together eight staff from the Environment Agency, along with officers from Lancashire County Council, Public Health England, Health and Safety Executive, Oil and Gas Authority and Fylde Borough Council.