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A public meeting / question and answer session on fracking will take place tomorrow evening.

The newly formed local group Frack-Free Wrexham has called a public meeting in Borras tomorrow to provide locals with information on the potential risks of fracking and the dangers of ‘extreme energy extraction’.

During the meeting there will also be a presentation by the national Frack-Off network and a question and answer session.

Fracking or ‘Hydraulic Fracturing’ is a practice designed to to recover gas and oil from shale rock.┬áDuring the process a liquid mix is forced into the shale, which is argued could lead to contamination of future drinking water.

Some say that there are also further environmental risks such as explosions, water contamination, the release of gases and other airborne pollutants and toxins.

Although Wrexham councillors recently rejected Dart Energy’s application to test drill for coal bed methane at Commonwood, Borras, it is believed this does not reduce the risk of future fracking applications or appeals being submitted in the future.

The subject of fracking is one that has been met with strong opposition, with a number of anti fracking groups now being established across the country. Recently formed groups include Wrexham, Oswestry, Farndon, Holt, Malpas, Dudleston and Upton-by-Chester.

There is currently an anti-fracking camp set up in Upton in Chester, with the site being occupied in protest to fracking.

The meeting will take place at 7:30pm at St John’s Church Hall which is at the junction of Borras Rd and Herbert Jennings Avenue.

You can find out more about Frack Free Wrexham on their Facebook page here.

(Pic: When we visited the Frack Free Farndon camp earlier this year)