About Mike Tregent

Mike Tregent is a UK-based Chartered Environmentalist and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management. He sits on the CIWEM waste and waste water technical panels. He has worked in a wide range of roles concerned with waste, and waste planning and resource management, public health, pollution prevention and soil protection in national and local government. He aims provide a high level expertise and insight from an independent point of view.

Fracking – A Risk Analysis

Recent events in the Europe and the United States have propelled fracking up the public and political agenda. Is the case for drilling full of holes? Despite apparent economic benefits, fracking has got entangled in a good deal of controversies with some countries outrightly banning or suspending it. Public health concerns, environmental issues, geomechanical risks, groundwater contamination, air pollution and waste management are some of the issues are coming under increasing public scrutiny.   No Sense of Well-being The oil and gas industry does not inspire huge public confidence, as attention focuses on major incidents like the Deepwater Horizon blowout, which have cost lives, caused … Continue reading