Cuadrilla Resources has submitted an application to the Environment Agency for a permit to safely dispose of its returned water.
Cuadrilla currently has completed exploration well sites near Banks, Singleton and Weeton. A fourth exploration well is currently being drilled at Westby.
The Environment Agency is charged with regulating Cuadrilla’s water usage and disposal, and with setting any conditions it considers appropriate to protect the environment and people. The permit application sets out the measures that Cuadrilla proposes to take to ensure the safe disposal of returned waters. The Environment Agency will carefully review this application, including an appropriate period of public consultation.