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Blackpool earthquakes 'were due to fracking'

Published 17/04/2012

A major report into two earthquakes last year near Blackpool is set to be published this week and is expected to show they were caused by "fracking", the controversial drilling method used to extract shale gale.

The independent inquiry by the Department of Energy and Climate Change comes following a report by Cuadrilla Resources, which concluded that it was "highly probable" the operations caused the earth tremors.

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