Have Your Say: Consider risk of fracking
I WOULD like to voice disapproval against the energy plans proposed in the Loughor Estuary.
I see a number of problems which could arise. There are a number of old coal mine workings in the estuary, what happens if these fracking and underwater goal gasification processes weaken or disturb the base of the bulwarks bank which is protecting the Morfa from flooding by the sea?
What about the sewerage plant pipes running into the sea? If the pipes which run into the plant were damaged, raw sewerage could find its way into the sea.
The livelihood of cockle pickers will suffer even further from these processes by upsetting the sea beds. Thorough risk assessments and consideration need to occur before work like this is even remotely considered, the damage to the local economy and wildlife could be catastrophic.
Gerald M Hughes