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Fracking: Ryedale

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 115005, tabled on 22 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the KM3 well at Ryedale, North Yorkshire, if he will conduct an urgent investigation into (a) the type and volume of chemicals which have been put down that well and (b) whether fractures have been caused by those chemicals; and if he will suspend any decision on fracking at KM8 Ryedale until the completion of that investigation.

Answered on

4 December 2017

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is carefully considering the application submitted by Third Energy for the Kirby Misperton well-site (KM8) and will respond in due course.

Any concerns regarding the chemicals used in the KM3 well should be directed to the Environment Agency.