Monitoring of two abandoned fracking sites.

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peter k. roberts

Dear Environment Agency,

Please confirm the dates and results of ground and water monitoring at the abandoned Cuadrilla fracking sites at Anna's Road, Lytham St Anne's and Preese Hall, Singleton, both in Lancashire.
Please also tell me the future monitoring schedule for these and other to be abandoned fracking sites in the Bowland Shale Zone.
Many thanks.
Yours faithfully,

Peter K Roberts.

Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

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Dear Peter

 

Enquiry regarding the monitoring of the two abandoned fracking sites

 

Thank you for your email dated 24 April 2018. Please accept our apologies
for the delay in our response.

 

We respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and
Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

With regards to both sites at Anna’s Road, Lytham St Anne's and Preese
Hall, Singleton, there is no intention of further groundwater monitoring.
We have assessed the information provided by Cuadrilla for the Preese Hall
site, and no impact from the drilling of the borehole has been detected,
and the one year’s monitoring post abandonment also showed no impact on
the ground water. The groundwater monitoring was undertaken between 26
November 2014 and November 2015, on a quarterly basis. Results were
delivered quarterly by agreement with the Environment Agency. The site at
Anna’s Road was abandoned after penetrating the base of the Permo Triassic
Sandstone. The holes were not Hydraulically Fractured.  At that time no
permits were required from the Environment Agency, and we have no data in
respect of groundwater monitoring at this site.

 

For wells drilled prior to October 2013, we issued a regulatory position
statement which covers the requirement for appropriate decommissioning to
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peter k. roberts

Dear CMBLNC Info Requests,
Please respond to this Freedom of information request asking a matter of urgency

Yours sincerely,

peter k. roberts

CMBLNC Info Requests, Environment Agency

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Dear Mr Roberts

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

Please see attached response which was sent to you earlier today.

 

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Environment Agency | Ghyll Mount, Gillan Way, Penrith 40 Business Park,
Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9BP
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Dear CMBLNC Info Requests,

Please respond to this Freedom of information request asking a matter of
urgency 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

peter k. roberts

 

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