FOI release

Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences in the south-west

Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences (PEDLs) covering parts of Bath, Somerset and Bristol (PEDLs 226, 227 and 228).

Documents

Response to EIRs request for information about PEDLs covering parts of Bath, Somerset and Bristol (PEDLs 226, 227 and 228).

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Details

PEDLs EIRs: specifically: long term risks to groundwater and drinking water; use of fracking chemicals; impact of increased water demand and effect on constituents’ water bills and local agriculture; disposal of toxic materials from drill sites; whether Defra supports this; comparison with proposed asbestos landfill dump in Stowey Quarry in 2011; and whether sale of these licences contravenes legislation.

Published 21 March 2014