'Concrete and steel will ensure safety of fracking fluids'. Really? Are those who promote this type of thinking remotely aware of the failure rate of concrete casings/sleeves? Is anyone aware of the level of staff reduction in the Health and Safety Executive under the Cameron Government?
Read the report of the report here: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28130982?print=true
Lastly, has anyone in the UK taken just five minutes to research failure rates in the much vaunted US gas - fracking field? Industry figures put the failure rate at somewhere between 6% and 16%. Certainly in UK offshore operations it can be as high as 27%.
And of course look what can happen when well casings are damaged by the contractors themselves.....http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/mar/13/fracking-cuadrilla-halts-operations-lancashire