A quarter of Wigan available for frack testing

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ALMOST a quarter of Wigan borough could be subjected to frack testing in the years to come, we can exclusively reveal today.

Almost a fifth of the Wigan constituency’s landmass and a small portion in Makerfield are up for grabs for exploratory drilling, while in Leigh it is well over half.

The figures are to be found in a Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Parliamentary briefing document in the possession of the Wigan Evening Post.


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