Health professionals call for fracking moratorium
Hydraulic fracturing for shale gas poses significant risks to public health and there should be an immediate moratorium to allow time for a comprehensive health and environmental impact assessment to be completed, according to Medact, the health professionals body.In a report, Medact says the precise level of risk to human health cannot be calculated and emphasises that intensive levels of fracking activity could pose additional risks in the UK because of the c
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