Fracking: Waste Disposal

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 7th May 2019.

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Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Conservative, North East Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of universal waste water treatments sites that are (a) capable and (b) permitted to treat all variations of waste water content generated from hydraulic fracturing operations.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

There are five sites in England with the necessary permits to treat all variations of waste water content generated from hydraulic fracturing. In addition, there are other sites around the country which, subject to obtaining the relevant permits, could accept and treat waste water from hydraulic fracturing.

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