Fracking: Regulation:Written question - 247113

(Glasgow North West)
Asked on: 24 April 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fracking: Regulation
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to review the traffic light monitoring system for regulating fracking-induced seismicity.
Answered by: Kelly Tolhurst
Answered on: 01 May 2019

The Traffic Light System for monitoring induced seismicity was introduced after consideration of advice from three scientists, following operations at Cuadrilla’s Preese Hall site in 2011. The level of magnitude 0.5 at which operators must pause operations, was set in consultation with industry as an appropriate precautionary measure. These regulations have been working as intended and there are no plans to review the Traffic Light System.

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