The energy company Cuadrilla, has been granted a permit to manage wastes, which may contain naturally occurring radioactive substances. It follows the completion of exploratory drilling for oil and gas reserves at Balcombe.
The Environment Agency say they made the decision after a six-week consultation with local residents.
We would like to thank all those people who responded to this consultation. If the well testing goes ahead we will monitor Cuadrilla’s operations and work with other regulators to ensure that the activity does not cause harm to people and the environment.”
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