“Hydraulic fracturing is a technique for recovering gas from relatively impermeable rocks such as shale. It involves pumping water containing sand and chemicals into boreholes at high pressure causing them to fracture and so increase their permeability. SUI is concerned that if hydraulic fracturing is carried out near karst areas it will impact groundwater, hydrology and cave environments. SUI will therefore use the planning process to object to any proposed drilling that may detrimentally impact sites of speleological interest within Ireland if needed.”
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