Fracking: Water

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 8th May 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Conservative, North East Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on when in hydraulic fracturing operations the operator knows which type of water treatment and disposal facilities will be needed for the (a) treatment and (b) disposal of the waste water.

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)

As part of the environmental permit application, and before any hydraulic fracturing can take place, operators must submit a waste management plan to the Environment Agency for approval. This describes the processes and the types of extractive waste that will be generated at the site. The plan must set out how the operator will manage, minimise, reuse, recycle and dispose safely of the extractive waste, and how they will monitor the extractive waste.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No5 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.