Government report points out adverse effects of fracking

The housing prices will drop by 7 percent in Britain around the fracking operation areas. The new drilling technique is being used to pump shale gas out of the Earth’s crust. The environmental damage caused by these activities will also affect the structural stability. A government report revealed several facts about the implications of the project. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs published Shale Gas Rural Economy Impact report recently. 

The report was made public due to freedom of information act’s pressure by the government.  For the first time brutal impacts of fracking has been acknowledged by the government. The report pointed out that waste fluids out the plant have severe effects on the human health. The waste particles have ability to contaminate ground water and even agricultural products. 
Caroline Lucas, Green MP last year criticized the conservative government in the United Kingdom for censoring crucial information for public along with fracking impacts. The edited version of the report was released last year but information commissioner’s office forced department to reveal uncensored version.  The Lancashire county council recently rejected more fracking operations in region. The properties within the range of shale project would suffer from extra maintenance costs. 

The report further said that insurance spending will also increase in the region.  Fracking activities have already caused considerable damage to the ecosystems in the United States. Though there is no evidence which shows direct impact of fracking on human life but livestock and agricultural products get toxic due to fracking. 

 

 

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