A group campaigning against fracking say they feel vindicated by a new report on the controversial process.
The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday published the first phase of a study commissioned in 2011 into the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on the island of Ireland.
The Independent consortium of experts found there could potentially be an impact to human health and the environment if three areas of concern are not addressed.
Two of these had to do with potential groundwater pollution and the third was was the fear that gas may leak out of the borehole after the gas has been extracted and the borehole is closed up.
Dr. Aedin McLaughlin, the Director of the anti-fracking group Good Energies Alliance says the report has confirmed many of their fears: