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Strongest tremor yet halts fracking at Cuadrilla site near Blackpool

Fracking has stopped again at a shale gas well near Blackpool after the area was struck by the most powerful earthquake since operations began.  A total of 27 minor earthquakes have occurred near energy company Cuadrilla’s site since fracking started a fortnight ago.  The 1.1-magnitude tremor on Monday morning was the biggest so far and the second to have breached the regulatory threshold which forces operators to stop fracking.  Read more...



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