Jobs hope from fracking schemes

Prime Minister David Cameron during a tour of a shale drilling plant

Prime Minister David Cameron during a tour of a shale drilling plant

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THE Government has given the green light to let firms submit contracts for the widespread exploration for underground shale oil and gas reserves.

It’s a question of how many people would want pipe drilling under their houses to extract this type of power.

And do people want an enormous building that shows the drilling taking place, just like when the mines were in operation? You had cages going down the pit shaft, and coming back up again.

One good thing that will come out of this, it will create a lot of jobs.There will be a lot of ifs and buts concerning this matter, but in the areas where they get a licence to drill, then this hopefully will help people to get some form of employment in this new kind of business.

Tom Mitchell, Mendip Close, Huntington, York.

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5:54pm Wed 30 Jul 14

gwen4me says...

I were in them cages, up one minute down the next, didn't know if you were coming or going.
I were in them cages, up one minute down the next, didn't know if you were coming or going. gwen4me
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7:14pm Wed 30 Jul 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Tom, a fracking bore hole is typically six inches in diameter.
Plant a couple of trees near the bore hole & you wouldn't know it was there. Also, the fracking takes place at about 1000 feet below ground level. below the water table.
Tom, a fracking bore hole is typically six inches in diameter. Plant a couple of trees near the bore hole & you wouldn't know it was there. Also, the fracking takes place at about 1000 feet below ground level. below the water table. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -2

8:54pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Pinza-C55 says...

If Cameron moved back a few feet that nodding donkey could frack him.
If Cameron moved back a few feet that nodding donkey could frack him. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 2

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