From: UK Fracking:Managing the Risks, 20 May 2014, Warrington
20 May 2014 Power channel
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The keynote address for this event was presented by Professor Paul Younger, representing the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering Working Group that assessed the risks due to the recovery of shale gas by fracking. The full report of this Working Group is available at: http://royalsociety.org/policy/projects/shale-gas-extraction/report/
The presentations that followed covered factors needed to mitigate these risks, including industry best practice, enforcement of best practice by regulations, and a strong safety culture in both industry and the regulators. The event was rounded off by a Panel Q and A session, chaired by the IET President, to address concerns not adequately covered in the presentations.
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