Sink holes concern

Sink holes concern

Sink holes concern

First published in Letters by

THANK you for the information highlighting the running cost of new slim ceramic electric radiators, it’s never published on any adverts (Letters, February 18).

In the 1970s every house had its gas meter altered to use ‘cheap North Sea gas’ but not for long.

Now we hear of fracking for deep fuel.

Is it another con?

Could this end up with us having more sink holes?

Mrs J Dearlove, Hornsby Garth, Wigginton, York.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:43pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Mulgrave says...

It was the jets and burners on the appliances that had to be changed to burn natural rather than coal gas
It was the jets and burners on the appliances that had to be changed to burn natural rather than coal gas Mulgrave
  • Score: 2

3:24am Sat 8 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

Plus sink holes only occur with one type of stone when it is under a layer of clay. The rock underneath errodes away when rainwater seeps through over several years, but rather than the top surface gradually sinking in proportion to the rock erroding, the clay acts as a diaphram suspending everything on it for a while until it cannot hold for any longer and then the sinkhole opens. Fracking will have no difference on it.
Plus sink holes only occur with one type of stone when it is under a layer of clay. The rock underneath errodes away when rainwater seeps through over several years, but rather than the top surface gradually sinking in proportion to the rock erroding, the clay acts as a diaphram suspending everything on it for a while until it cannot hold for any longer and then the sinkhole opens. Fracking will have no difference on it. Magicman!
  • Score: 2

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree