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Fracking outside Lewes in Balcombe

 
 
On 3 Jan 2012 at 9:15pm RickshawEddie wrote:
Looks like some cracking is about to start near Lewes, if any of the reports on CNN and cracking in Ohio are to go by this looks like a really bad idea. Ohio has just banned tracking due to the earthquakes it causes.
The company due to start in Balcombe admits it causes earthquakes, yet says it really won't pollute the nice fresh groundwater, we promise.

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On 4 Jan 2012 at 12:09am Zebedee wrote:
And right at the head of the Sussex Ouse too, the river that provides much of our drinking water. The continuing gross expansion of the human race makes the sourcing of power ever more desperate.
 
 
On 4 Jan 2012 at 6:04am Rickshaweddie wrote:
Love it, my spell check cannot handle fracking and replaces it with cracking.
Don't love fracking .... Read the CNN report below

CNN Official: 4 Ohio fluid-injection wells cannot open in wake of quake

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On 4 Jan 2012 at 2:09pm Doyouthinkhesaurus wrote:
The proposed fracking will be in Balcombe which is not very near to Lewes. Are you perhaps thinking of Barcombe which is just outside Lewes?
 
 
On 4 Jan 2012 at 4:17pm Rickshaweddie wrote:
I wonder where our drinking water comes from....?
.And no I am not thinking of Barcombe, that would be silly.
Aquifers are quite big and rather near the Ouse....hmm, I wonder what could possibly go wrong....
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On 4 Jan 2012 at 6:14pm Deelite wrote:
Ardingly reservoir provides drinking water to over 65,000 homes in East and West Sussex. Ardingly is filled by the Sussex Ouse. Balcombe is near the head of the Sussex Ouse, and above Ardingly reservoir.

The fracking site is less than two small fields away from the river. It is a crazy place to explode the rock sub-strata. Whoever suggested it and whoever is allowing it in our names should be taken outside and shot. At the very least their motives (and their heads) need to be examined.
 
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On 5 Jan 2012 at 4:43pm bastian wrote:
deelite I think we can imagine the kind of people and their motives , fracking near Lewes is insane and only the insane would still agree to it after what happened up North. Sadly as you know..we mustn't let anything get between common sense and the needs of business.
 
 
On 5 Jan 2012 at 11:49pm the old mayor wrote:
Aide Memoire to self :- In the New Year we must visit the Castle before it disappears into the railway tunnel.
 
 
On 6 Jan 2012 at 9:15pm Fairmeadow wrote:
There is also this rather large Victorian brick viaduct thingy at Balcombe.
Doesn't look as if it would stand up to an earthquake well.
Mind you, if London was cut off from Sussex, would that be a bad thing?
 
 
On 17 Jan 2012 at 1:06pm Mark Games wrote:
I am writing a report for this as part of my science course, Would people please be so kind as to provide as much detail as they can regarding this issue. I would love to see the government plans / permissions???


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