Shale gas fracking could lead to water shortgages in parts of the country, a report warned last week.
The paper by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) claimed the water-intensive nature of the process, along with predicted climate change, could mean existing public supplies may not provide enough to meet requirements.
The study also warned of "major shortcomings" in regulations regarding the local environmental and public health risks surrounding fracking.
It was also claimed that there was a "complete lack of evidence behind claims that shale gas exploitation will bring down UK energy bills".
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