Cuadrilla offering residents ‘goodwill payments’ for August quakes

Cuadrilla is offering 'goodwill payments' to people who claim their homes were damaged by an earthquake caused by fracking in August and has said it will put an end to the current round of drilling.

The beleaguered firm was forced to suspend its fracking operations in August when a tremor of 2.9 magnitude was recorded — 25 times bigger than than the 0.5ML ‘red light’ threshold set under the under the traffic light regulatory system,

In an interview with the PA news agency, Cuadrilla’s chief executive Francis Egan, yesterday said the number of reports of damage were in the “low two figures” and there was no clear evidence that the earthquake had caused them.

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