5,000 residents who live within one kilometre of the well site in Portside North in Ellesmere Port have been made aware of the following facts in a leaflet –
- IGas has appealed against the Council’s decision to refuse permission to test the existing well at Portside North.
- IGas will pump Hydrochloric Acid and other chemicals underground to open pathways within the rock for gas to flow, bringing similar risks to those of fracking.
- Over 10 tonnes of gas could be flared off each day. Flaring is both polluting and very noisy and may continue for 24hrs per day for up to 90 days.
These facts have come as a great shock to a vast percentage of residents of Ellesmere Port but particularly to the residents of the brand new Persimmon & Anwyl estate off Rossmore Road. They were NEVER informed that their properties are only 350metres from the well site.
All residents living within one kilometre of the well have been informed that a Public Inquiry will take place in Chester Town Hall from 15th-23rdJanuary 2019. The Government Inspector will note the strength of local opposition and members of the public as well as residents can attend to support the Frack Free Ellesmere Port & Upton inquiry team.
Residents have been invited to a Film and Discussion evening, hosted by Frack Free Ellesmere Port & Upton, at Westminster Community Centre, Church Parade, Ellesmere Port, CH65 2ER on Friday 7thDecember 2018 at 7pm.
Members of the Public who would like to volunteer to spread the word or who would like to be kept up to date on these issues can contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone wanting to make a donation to assist with legal expenses for the inquiry can contact the group at http://www.gofundme.com/ellesmere-port-appeal-fund
Frack Free Ellesmere Port & Upton will object to IGas developments every step of the way.