Written by  on December 18, 2013

The Water Corporation have made a strong statement against Fracking, calling for a ban in areas where it may affect drinking water sources.

“WA’s monopoly water provider has called for the gas drilling technique known as fracking to be banned in areas where it affects drinking water sources, saying contamination risks are unacceptable. The Water Corporation told an Upper House inquiry into the “implications” of fracking in WA that it opposed the practice in drinking water areas. The State-owned utility unsuccessfully asked for its comments to be kept confidential.”
“Water Corporation does not endorse any decision to increase public health risks in drinking water source areas as it runs counter with the fundamental principles of drinking water management,” it said.

 “Such a decision will come at a huge social, financial and ecological cost to the community.”