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NAM, the Dutch Gas joint venture by Shell and Exxon investigate impact of earthquakes triggered by Groningen Gas Field activity

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Rough translation of a Dutch article published 18 February 2015 by NAMplatform

NAM asks your opinion on safety and damage in Groningen

What are the social impacts of earthquakes in the region over the Groningen gas field? NAM commissioned a survey by Royal Haskoning DHV, who recorded their findings in a report.

NAM would like to present these findings to residents in the region to better connect with the wishes and needs of residents.

The inventory of the social impact of earthquakes with eight different themes addressed, including the themes of loss and safety.

The survey shows that the injury determination procedure can lead to tension. Residents of quake damage to their property indicate that there is uncertainty and inequality.

Therefore, the suggestion has been made by Royal Haskoning DHV to turn into a field team in an area that is familiar to everyone.

Also mentioned in the assessment that the security situation in the region seems to be less severe in 2015 than originally feared after the earthquake of Huizinge in 2012. There are no known cases of injury. Natural gas pressure is lowered and various measures have been implemented.

Residents nevertheless indicate that they do not always feel safe in their home or environment.

NAM would like to talk with people from the region to assess and evaluate results from the survey. The first propositions are now online and are about the themes damage and safety.

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