Hydraulic fracturing

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Dear Environment Agency,

Which legislation exactly on Hydraulic fracturing within the United Kingdom makes Hydraulic fracturing safer than other countries?

Please tell me the locations of all planning applications submitted by the shale and gas industry?

How many applications have been made in the United Kingdom?
How many planning applications have been passed?
How many planning applications have been stopped?
How many planning applications have been submitted?
How many licences have been submitted approved or stopped for Hydraulic fracturing ?
How many planning applications have been passed , stopped and submitted by Caudrilla and its agents?
How many licences have been submitted approved or stopped for Hydraulic fracturing by Caudrilla and its agents?
Please name all the corporations and individuals in government who have a financial interest in Hydraulic fracturing taking place in the united kingdom?
What are the dangers of Hydraulic fracturing?
What are the chemicals used in Hydraulic fracturing?
What is in the drilling mud exactly?
How much research has the EA done into the effects of Hydraulic fracturing on peoples health, plant life and water supplies of all forms?
What thus far has been the average success rate of Hydraulic fracturing sites world wide? What do you use to assess this?
How many Hydraulic fracturing sites have failed and what has been the result of failure? What do you use to assess this?
What independent authorities on Hydraulic fracturing has the EA used to assess its claims on the safety of Hydraulic fracturing?
Is the EA aware of ALL the chemicals used within Hydraulic fracturing? If so what are they so I can do my own research to ensure you truly have our best interests at heart?
Human rights are a right to life. As water is what sustains life any risk of contamination to the water supply in the united kingdom would be an act of genocide if it meant that those previously relying on the water source to bathe and drink including ground water and all other forms of water supply in the united kingdom could no longer use it or drink it. AS we are a densely populated island of many natural persons it is safe to say that our water supply is of paramount importance to the well being of all who inhabit the united kingdom including all wildlife and plant life and human life.
Do you agree with the statement that life must come prior to corporate interests in the united kingdom and that life has a greater priority than any corporate interest? How are you ensuring the safety of life if a Hydraulic fracturing site fails and the ground water is contaminated by the process?

Which one of the chemicals are the EA most concerned about in the case of leakage from Hydraulic fracturing casing? Why?
What are the EA doing to ensure safe clean energy is available to the people of the united kingdom and for future generations? Why have you chosen to back Hydraulic fracturing as opposed to clean safe energy alternatives?

PS It is clear to me that pollution contamination ill health and offense has been caused by Hydraulic fracturing in most places where it has taken place, you only need to talk to the people that have lived near Hydraulic fracturing to know this is true.

Is it true that 90000 wells are planned for the whole of the UK? If this is true this would be genocide. have you thought this through to the end result?

Yours faithfully,

emma gomez

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Dear National Requests,

I understand that you have now granted Caudrilla a waste disposal permit for radioactive waste at Balcombe. How is it they were allowed to remove radioactive particles in the first place? Surely this is highly dangerous and toxic? Where are they going to dump this radioactive waste? Where is it from? How is it possible to ever dispose of radioactive waste? Where ever you dump it is going to be creating a problem there? How are you showing a responsible and protective stance for the environment by allowing toxic radioactive waste to be removed and to be put somewhere else on the planet from where it was already safe deep under ground? Is your job as the environment agency to allow such waste to be created in the first place or to protect the environment from such dangerous substances entering into our environment? What is the current state of radioactivity in our environment? Is it really a good idea to make radioactivity in our environment a larger issue by allowing the kind of drilling that requires a permit for radio active waste? Are you aware that the radio activity from fukushima is still spreading all over the northern hemisphere? What do you intend to do to protect our environment from increased radioactivity? IT SEEMS THAT THE MAJORITY OF GOVERNMENTAL INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY DECISIONS IF YOU ARE INDEED PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT - ARE NOT IN ALIGNMENT WITH REALITY! http://www.infowars.com/yale-professor-f...

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emma gomez

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What IS THE Current RADIOACTIVITY Reading and the average RADIOACTIVITY Reading OVER THIS YEAR IN THE UK? ALSO PRIOR TO FUKUSHIMA DISASTER AND SINCE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER ? HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THIS READING AND WITH WHAT Instruments?

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emma gomez

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