Guardian News September 2011 – Council leaders and MPs in Britain attacked plans to drill gas wells in Mendip Hills, near the city of Bath, which they fear will lead to highly toxic chemicals pumped into the ground in a threat to local water supplies. Two Australian-owned companies, Eden Energy and UK Methane, have obtained licences to explore for shale and are applying to Mendip district council for planning permission to test-drill.
Paul Crossley, head of the local authority, said: "There is great concern that the process of fracking will result in the water courses leading to the natural hot springs being contaminated with pollutants from this process, or for the waters to adopt a different direction of travel through new fractures in the underlying rock. Bath and North East Somerset council has obtained the very best expert advice on this matter and there is little to suggest that any thought has been given to the potential for damage to the deep water sources that supply the springs in Bath."
Shale boom in Bath could pollute water supplies, warn council leaders, Wednesday 28th September 2011 -
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