Fracking report due out this afternoon

An anti-fracking lobby group hopes today's report on hydraulic fracturing will open up discussions around its potential dangers.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report into fracking is being made public after nine months of investigations.

Frack-Free Tairawhiti spokeswoman Melua Watson is hoping the report will be the first part of a wider look at all the risks and potential impacts on the community and environment.

"The other thing to bear in mind for us in this area is that Gisborne's unique geology really needs to be carefully considered because wells are forever."

A spokesperson for the group Don't Frack the Bay, Pauline Elliott, says all possible impacts must be considered before exploration gets underway.

"We're talking about 10, 20, 30, 50 years down the track.

"What will be the environmental and human health cost? We just don't know enough about that."

The report is to be made public at 2pm.


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