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UK fracking allowed to resume

The government says fracking for shale gas can resume in the UK, with new controls to address the risk of small earth tremors.

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Measures to prevent seismic activity 'strengthened'

Energy Secretary Ed Davey said that the regime regulating fracking in the UK is to be "strengthened" in the following ways:

  • Before drilling starts, there must be a review to assess seismic risk and the existence of faults.
  • A fracking plan must be submitted to DECC showing how seismic risks will be addressed
  • Seismic monitoring must be carried out before, during and after frackin

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