In October the communities secretary, Sajid Javid, overruled a decision by Lancashire County Council and said that Cuadrilla could frack at Little Plumpton, near Preston against the wishes of the local council. Fracking campaigners are now bravely taking non-violent direct action on thefront line. Cuadrilla’s plan is to drill down thousands of feet into the rock and take samples prior to full on fracking. Anti-nuclear campaigners have also fought fracking these last few years, for very good reason. The government halted all onshore fracking operations in 2011 over concerns at earth tremors after fracking at the Preese Hall site in Lancashire, which were attributed to Cuadrilla’s operations there. Preese Hall is six miles away from the world’s first and probably biggest nuclear fuel production plant, Springfields in Preston. Little Plumpton is a mere five miles away.
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