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F WORD

The ‘F’ word is not a dirty one in North West
http://www.imt.ie/opinion/the-f-word-is-not-a-dirty-one-in-north-west-22-02-2017/#comment-11395

Dr Ruairi Hanley refuses to accept that Ireland cannot get its act together on fracking

Dr Ruari Hanley

Dr Ruairi Hanley believes that with proper safeguards and regulation, fracking could hold massive potential for the hard-hit regions of Leitrim, West Cavan and Fermanagh
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Noise pollution from fracking may harm human health

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HEALTH REPORT noise

http://news.berkeley.edu/story_jump/noise-pollution-from-fracking-may-harm-human-health/

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Noise pollution from fracking may harm human health

Fracking creates noise at levels high enough to harm the health of people living nearby, according to the first peer-reviewed study to analyze the potential public health impacts of ambient noise related to fracking.
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Concerned Health Professionals Ireland call for frac ban

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SIGNED HEALTH

Signed for the Republic of Ireland

Coverage in Sligo today: http://www.sligotoday.ie/details.php?id=40755

UPDATED Concerned Health Professionals Ireland call for frac ban: ‘Extremely strong” evidence fracking harms human health

PETITIONhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1gug4w4OY76wGTSuGZMVkfCSAOmTZKzLTVMqFUV3KVJc/edit?pref=2&pli=1#

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Letter to UN Working Group on business & human rights on fracking – Josh fox and 511 signatures

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UN working group

Letter:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=forums&srcid=MTgwNjUyNzIwMjU1MDIzMTkyODEBMDU4NzE2MTIwMDEzMzIzMjU1NDMBNVpZTnJ3YVJDUUFKATAuMQEBdjI
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‘EXPERT’ REPORT THAT PERSUADED DOCTORS TO OPPOSE FRACKING WRITTEN BY ACTIVIST

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http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/03/31/expert-report-that-persuaded-doctors-to-oppose-fracking-written-by-activist/

(…)The spokesman added that Mr Hill is not an official EU advisor and not entitled to use such a title. Likewise, a letter seen by Guido confirmed that “Mr Hill is not an advisor to DECC,” whilst it transpired that he has merely made a submission to the Royal Society.

Ironically considering his trumped up anti-fracking credentials, Mr Hill was also found by Guido to have once applied to Cuadrilla for a job, writing “I have never been opposed to fracking. Just to no fracking regulation. (…)

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Rathlin Energy breached environmental permits 19 times at Holderness site

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Rathlin Energy breached environmental permits 19 times at Holderness site

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Rathlin-Energy-breached-environmental-permits-19/story-26107393-detail/story.html

By Hull Daily Mail  |  Posted: March 03, 2015

UNDER SCRUTINY: Rathlin Energy UK's West Newton has breached its Environment Agency permit 19 times. Picture: Simon Renilson

 UNDER SCRUTINY: Rathlin Energy breached Environment Agency permit 19 times at site near Hornsea.
A COMPANY carrying out oil and gas exploration breached its Environment Agency (EA) permit at its Holderness site on 19 occasions.The agency says inspectors identified the breaches at Rathlin Energy UK’s site at West Newton, near Hornsea.Fourteen of the breaches have been dealt with by means of advice, guidance or warnings.The others, which include a breach of an odour management plan, are still under investigation.

Meanwhile, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) officials are also investigating allegations of unsafe work practices.In a statement, an agency spokesman said: “The Environment Agency is continuing to investigate Rathlin’s operation at West Newton in East Yorkshire, where the company carried out exploratory drilling in 2014.

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Rathlin Energy’s drilling site in East Yorks breached eight environmental permit conditions in three months

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February 5, 2015
http://drillordrop.com/2015/02/05/investigation-what-went-wrong-at-west-newton/

Investigation: What went wrong at West Newton?

The West Newton exploratory petroleum well in East Yorkshire made national headlines last September when neighbours complained about a foul smell coming from the site.

But an investigation byDrillOrDrop.com reveals this was just one of a series of problems facing West Newton over the summer and early autumn of 2014.

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CANSA – report Africa, fracking and cancer

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cansa

http://www.cansa.org.za/files/2015/01/CANSA-Fact-Sheet-Position-Statement-Hydraulic-Fracturing-Dec-2014.pdf