Environment Agency report on Cuadrilla's waste permitting

16 August 2018

Ken Cronin, Chief Executive of UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG), said:

"Following a review at Cuadrilla's Preston New Road Site the Environment Agency concluded they were: "satisfied that the audited waste streams were removed offsite at Preston New Road to appropriate waste facilities in line with sound waste management practices. We are likewise confident that all waste streams have been treated and continue to be treated fully in accordance with EA permits."

"They also noted a number of non-compliance issues which have now been resolved. All operators in the UK strive to adhere to their environmental permits at all times and when they do not should rectify things quickly - which has been done in this case. This shows the regulatory system working effectively, it also shows there are no easy passes for our operators."

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