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Fracking

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans have been put forward by applicant companies seeking licences to operate hydraulic fracturing platforms for gas for the long term management, decontamination or disposal of radioactively contaminated scale on pipes and storage tanks used for fracked gases.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

There are well established commercial arrangements in place, developed initially for the offshore oil and gas sector, where such equipment can be descaled, put back into service or recycled.

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