It is finally happening!
Without a Strategic Impact Assessment (SEA) of the proposals for Fracking in Northern Ireland, without Planning Permission, without consultation with residents or, indeed, public representatives, Tamboran Resources are moving in machinary to the Acheson and Glover quarry in Belcoo, County Fermanagh in order to construct a drilling pad and operate a drilling rig as part of their proposal to develop shale gas in Ireland.
According to a letter put through doors in Belcoo by Tamboran Resources on 21st July:
- The proposal is to drill an exploratory well, 15cm (6″) wide and 750 m (2,500 ft) deep.
- They will get core samples throughout the length of the bore which they will study to find out the gas (methane) content and its suitability for extraction.
- There will be NO FRACKING during this stage.
What does this mean – is it safe? Are there no consequences for the…
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