Press Release: Evidence of contamination at Barton Moss fracking site to be presented in court. Possibility of first evidence of groundwater pollution from the fracking process in the UK.

Barton Moss 21022014 (17)The existence of evidence that shows fracking may have already contaminated groundwater in the UK was announced today in Liverpool Crown Court.

A Judicial Review ruled that Simon Pook of Robert Lizar solicitors, who represents campaigners arrested during protests against test drilling by the fracking company Igas at Barton Moss, means that expert evidence of contamination of the site can be presented in their defence.

Frack Free Greater Manchester understands that the expert evidence considers a range of possible explanations for chemicals found near the site, including contamination of groundwater by drilling operations.

Martin Porter of Frack Free Greater Manchester said “Barton Moss hasn’t even been fracked yet – this was just a test drilling to find out what was down there – so this is extremely worrying. Fracking will not solve out energy problems, but it may already be turning into a toxic nightmare.”


    • rebecca on June 20, 2014 at 21:16
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    There is already thousands of cases of contaminated water land and air, but yet they deny that it happens, they are not suddenly going to change their minds as long as they have the go ahead from the government it will take a miracle. I hope enough people can see how damaging this is before it goes to far. STOP FRACKING!!!!!!

    • A Short on July 2, 2014 at 21:54
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    Why is the government so keen to put the people of this country people at risk. If David Cameron believes it to be so safe, let fracking start at his home and then all the other M.Ps who support this.

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