Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Billions of Euros of Damage due to Gas Drilling in Groningen

Tens of thousands of houses in the province of Groningen have to be strengthened in order to make them earthquake-proof.  The quakes in the province, caused by the extraction of gas, are becoming stronger and stronger.  Engineers estimate that at least 30,000 houses, and possibly even 90,000, will have to be reinforced.  It is estimated that the total cost of these renovations will be 6.5 billion euros.  It may mean that the inhabitants will have to leave their homes for a certain time.  This is written in a secret government report which the daily Telegraaf has uncovered.

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