The funding method fracking is by the Federal Agency for Geosciences and Natural Resources considers a safe technology if the regulations are adhered to. In an interview with the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung” (Tuesday), the President of the Authority, Hans-Joachim Kümpel said: “The safety precautions and pads in Germany are so high that humanly can be no contamination of groundwater.”
Therefore there is no reason to ban fracking, provided that current regulations are respected. Kümpel declared fracking is for the environment and the quality of drinking water less dangerous than manure. All claims in the US have arisen from situations that would not be approvable in Germany. What is needed is more knowledge among the population and politicians to rate Fracking comprehensively can, called the President of the Federal Office for Geosciences and Natural Resources.
“The knowledge of the technology is lacking in many who interfere in the debate,” criticized Kümpel. Fears for fracking and so hung together, that many people could not identify exactly what is groundwater. In many cases, it is equated with drinking water. Drinkable, usable groundwater give it in northern Germany but only up to a few hundred meters depth.
Among them there were salted deepwater. “Fracking takes place at depths greater than 1,000 meters, not in the superficial region where usable groundwater could be burdened.” A penetration of dense deep water into the groundwater can not find place. On Wednesday, the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) will comment on the delayed Fracking Law of the Federal Government.