Saturday, 21 September 2013

WAF public meeting, Friday October 25

WAF Public Meeting on Friday Oct 25, 7.00-9.30pm at Sidney Walter Centre, Sussex Rd, Worthing  BN11 1DS.
Want to know more about the looming Government sponsored industrialisation of the Sussex countryside by thousands of Frack wells?

Come to to our second WAF PUBLIC MEETING to hear speakers and ex-oil industry professionals, including Ian R Crane, inform of the dangers of Unconventional Gas Exploration and Extraction (Hydraulic Frackturing) for shale gas in Sussex. Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP for South East England, will be speaking about his recent trip to the frack fields of Pennsylvania. Worthing Borough & County Councillors also to be invited.

WAF is extremely concerned by the threat of Fracking to people's health and by potential pollution of the Sussex environment. WAF is also disturbed by government documents showing a fracking licence has been offered for the Worthing area itself, including our beautiful downland, source of our local water supplies.

Today (Sept 30th 2013) the Environment Agency granted a Radioactive Waste permit to Cuadrilla - meaning they will be allowed to store, transport and dispose of NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) as part of their exploration operation at Balcombe. The EA declared that Emergency Services have not been consulted as part of this planning application process. 'NORM' does not include 'depleted uranium' which can be used as a charge to punch through the lateral drill casing, creating perforations for frack fluid to be forced out into surrounding rock strata under intense pressure.

WAF feels this lack of Emergency Service consultation to be irresponsible and negligent of public health & safety.

WAF will be inviting representatives from the Sussex Fire Service to our meeting to discuss this matter further.

Please support our Petition to lobby Worthing Borough Council to oppose Fracking in our Borough and beyond. Petition here:

Video and slide Presentation of latest news and developments, from Balcombe and beyond.

Bar available.

(Donations for running costs welcome at the event).

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