posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 02:40 PM
I have searched and cannot find anything posted. I didn't want to add this to the EQ thread, volcano thread or any of the various fraking threads. I
wanted it to stend alone as there seems to be an awful lot of frakking going on around the UK that is not public knowledge unless people like this
gentleman makes a bit of noise about it.
"December 3, 2011 – BRITAIN – Does a great and terrible fate await us if drilling starts below the Mendip hills to extract gas? A Mendip hills
expert says it might. Nigel Taylor, caver, wildlife and nature campaigner, explosives expert and Mendip district councilor, has carried out a study of
the Mendip Hills and has discovered that there is a volcanic plug that could be holding back a river of lava ready to erupt if disturbed. “It may
sound ridiculous,” Mr. Taylor said, “but it is no more ridiculous than drilling deep into the earth’s crust and setting off explosions to
release trapped gas without knowing all of the potential consequences. “We could be sitting on a Mendip volcano.” Mr. Taylor says that Moons Hill
Quarry, which is situated at the heart of the Mendip Plateau near Stoke St Michael, is a massive Silurian Volcanic plug of Basalt rock. He said:
“The rain falling onto the Mendips soaks down, and are superheated on their journey to the Roman Baths at Bath by volcanic activity deep in the
earth’s surface under that volcanic plug, long thought extinct. But what could happen if the exploration company is allowed to carry out ‘fracking
activities’ on the Mendips?” Fracking is the process of pumping water underground until the gas bearing shale fractures and releases the
pressurized gas it contains. In the United States fracking has been blamed for widespread pollution – with its release in the water supply causing
tap water to catch fire. The energy industry says the process is safe and an essential source of energy for the future. Mr. Taylor said: “I am
keeping an open mind about all of this, but have more than a pressing concern about a risk that nobody appears to have either realized or considered.
“We could either end up diverting the hot waters from Bath into ruptured rocks deep below us, pollute them with shale oils and gases, or the
doomsday nightmare scenario – destabilize our geology and awake a sleeping giant.” -Sommerset"
I am not so sure about the volcano part, although it is plausible.