Scientists have called for a halt to oil drilling in Surrey after a mysterious ‘swarm’ of earthquakes. Four senior geologists have said that there are risks to health and environment after 12 unexpected earthquakes hit the county in four months – after none for 50 years. They argue that the unstable geology had not been identified at the time permission was granted for several oil exploration sites, and two are just a few miles from the earthquake epicentres. There are worries an oil well could rupture, causing groundwater to become contaminated with oil or gas.
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