Fracking: Water:Written question - 248068

Asked by Lee Rowley
(North East Derbyshire)
Asked on: 26 April 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fracking: Water
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on when in hydraulic fracturing operations the operator knows which type of water treatment and disposal facilities will be needed for the (a) treatment and (b) disposal of the waste water.
Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 08 May 2019

As part of the environmental permit application, and before any hydraulic fracturing can take place, operators must submit a waste management plan to the Environment Agency for approval. This describes the processes and the types of extractive waste that will be generated at the site. The plan must set out how the operator will manage, minimise, reuse, recycle and dispose safely of the extractive waste, and how they will monitor the extractive waste.

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