Dear Environment Agency,

Could you please provide me information about the potential for waste (solid/liquid/gaseous) from "fraking" to be contaminated with natural radioactivity.

Yours faithfully,

Fred WP Dawson

Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

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Dear Mr Dawson

Thank you for your enquiry requesting information about the potential for waste (solid/liquid/gaseous) from "fraking" to be contaminated with natural radioactivity.

I have forwarded your query to the relevant team and they will contact you shortly.

Regards

Sheila Richards
Customer Service Advisor
Email Enquiries Unit
National Customer Contact Centre
Part of National Operations
Environment Agency
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Dear Mr Dawson

 

Thank you for your request for information about the potential for waste
(solid/liquid/gaseous) from "fracking" to be contaminated with natural
radioactivity.

 

We are treating your enquiry as an Information Request under Environment
Information Regulations 2004/Freedom of Information 2000.

 

Your request will be dealt with by our National Request Team under
reference NRAPR74

 

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cost, however we will make you aware of any charge prior to the request
being completed. 

 

The Environment Agency’s customer charter is to provide you with the
requested information within 20 working days from the date your enquiry is
received.

 

In the meantime should you have any queries regarding this request please
contact us at: [1][email address]

 

Kind regards,

 

Maria Bisby

Environment Agency

National Requests Team

Part of National Operations

03708 506 506

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Dear Mr Dawson

RE: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA) / Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR)

 

Thank you for your enquiry which was received on 25^th April 2013.

 

Requests for information that are recorded are generally governed by the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).The information you have requested
is environmental and it is therefore exempted from the provisions of FOIA
by FOIA s.39(1). We have therefore considered your request under the
provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

 

I have attached our response to your request.

 

Should you require detailed technical advice regarding the natural
radioactive substances aspects of fracking, please contact

Bob Russ

Radioactive Substances Regulation

Environment Agency, Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AH

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Jackie Hempshall

Environment Agency

National Requests Team

Part of National Operations

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dennis left an annotation ()

Thats a great answer if only half true .. Most fracking sites according to usa data contrabute to Co2 upto 40% via leaks back flow according to USGS ... and fracking sites do not or are willing not to capture back flow gases or norm as thay like to use as its not cost affective so sends of site .. but it is radioactive matrial and when its been ladend with Barite (Barium Sulphate) Powder 100% .. 4.2 .. 500tones 20kg bags which is classed as a radioactive isotope tracer and Fly Ash Powder 100 .. 100% 2.3 .. 100000lbs 45tones 20kg bags the back flow matrial is even more toxic and radioactive and given leaks of Co2 that will be laden with so called norm's one as to ask why would you bother with such a ineffective process given clearly sloppy extraction processes

dennis left an annotation ()

Yep and forgot to ad Barite (Barium Sulphate) Powder 100% .. 4.2 .. 500tones 20kg bags fracking sites use ... waste water treatmeant works can not clean said radioactive matrial or norms as thay like to call them out of waste water sent for processing

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