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Paul Rose reveals fresh environmental concerns that may force fracking plans for the north west into a state of limbo. Plus, Jacey Normand discovers how Manchester designer Celia Birtwell became David Hockney's muse and a 60s fashion icon alongside her husband Ossie Clarke.

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29 minutes

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Mon 27 Jan 2014 19:30
BBC One North West

Fracking delays over radioactive waste water

Fracking delays over radioactive waste water

Energy company Cuadrilla has withdrawn applications for permits to frack in Lancashire after issues with radioactive waste.


Waste water from drilling underground is contaminated with low level naturally-occurring radiation.


The Environment Agency (EA) said it would not grant a radioactive substances permit until it was sure the water would be disposed of safely.


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Role Contributor
PresenterDianne Oxberry
ReporterPaul Rose
ReporterJacey Normand
Executive ProducerDeborah Van Bishop

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