Any surface spill therefore has "the potential to penetrate groundwater". The likelihood of low volume and high volume hydraulic fracturing contaminating groundwater by surface spills of stored chemicals is rare, however the risk and consequences are moderate.
Just because a fracking site is in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire or Surrey does not mean that that impacts will be limited to the region in question. Thousands of tons of dangerous frack sand and chemicals are needed for each site and have to come from somewhereand the millions of gallons of fracking waste produced by a site also have to be moved by road and be dumped somewhere.
The large network of support sites and transport routes needed to facilitate a particular fracking site usually spreads across most of the UK.
The details will vary with the site in question and particularly with the fracking company involved, which will have different preferred suppliers, but everything used has to come from and go to somewhere.
In many cases there are only a limited number of suppliers available or they are heavily concentrated in a few places. In the case of fracking company Cuadrilla Resources site at Preston New Road in Lancashire, the network of support site and routes used by the up to 20, fracking trucks needed is already known or can be easily guessed.
The thousands of tons of frack sand needed for each Lancashire fracking site are likely to be supplied by Sibelco probably from quarries in Cheshire. Where the vast quantities of fracking waste, millions of gallons per well, will dumped is not quite as clear, but the Knostrop sewerage treatment plant in Leeds is one possibility.
After site construction had dragged on into its sixth month due to the level of protests outside the site, Cuadrilla quietly scaled back its initial plans from 4 wells to just 2, with a new prediction that it would have fracked the wells and be flowing gas by early Now with the first well only just finished and daily protests outside the site continuing Cuadrilla is now saying that it will be ready to begin hydraulic fracturing of the 2 wells in the second half of Continued resistance is likely to delay the project further, and time is money.
Roseacre is much more typical of the location fracking sites would need to be positioned in a production scenario, where thousands of wells coat a region drilled at a density of 8 wells per square mile.
Unlike Preston New Road, which is on an A-road close to a motorway junction, access to Roseacre involved pushing tens of thousands of fracking trucks down small country lanes, which is the main focus of this inquiry.
Of course the planning system firmly focuses on the minutiae of individual sites, rather than the question of what these individuals tests are leading to, on which local communities are not even consulted.
They involve drilling and hydraulically fracturing multiple shale gas wells. They involve up to 20, vehicle movements in and out of the each site, as fracking trucks bring equipment and materials and dispose of waste, to and from support sites across the country.
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Thousands of tons of dangerous frack sand and chemicals are needed for each site (and have to come from somewhere), and the millions of gallons of fracking waste produced by a site also have to be moved by road (and be dumped somewhere).