Cuadrilla reassured after Government report describes fracking as low risk

LICHFIELD-based energy company Cuadrilla Resources says it is reassured after a Government health body said the risks to public health from fracking are low as long as operations are properly managed and regulated.

Public Health England (PHE) based its view on the "currently available evidence" but admits there is "little peer reviewed research", basing much of the report on tests carried out in the US.

Environmentalists have long argued that fracking can pollute the water table and cause minor earthquakes.

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