Until recently, the gas used in the New York City area had relatively low levels of radon. This started changing in late 2013 when gas from the Marcellus shale gas areas of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio started flowing into the gas distribution lines that deliver gas to you.
Report of David O. Carpenter, MD
Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany
Concerning Zoning and Land Use Request to Allow Hydraulic Fracturing
in 90+ % of Middlesex Township
14 January 2015
This Report discusses the following topics related to fracking in Middlesex Township, PA:
- Health effects of
By Shane Thielges, bakken.com, August 28, 2014
PA, NY, OH and WV Residents Note: The Marcellus is 3X more radioactive than comparable formations.
Note: Bakken.com … Continue reading
By Valerie J. Brown, Environmental Health Perspectives
Naturally occurring radionuclides are widely distributed in the earth’s crust, so it’s no surprise that mineral and hydrocarbon extraction processes, conventional and unconventional alike, often produce some radioactive … Continue reading
December 19, 2013
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Consolidated Edison Company of New York
4 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
Dear Mr. Burke:
The New Jersey-New York Expansion Project, commonly referred to as the “Spectra Pipeline,” went … Continue reading
Environmental Science and Technology, September 10, 2013
By Nathaniel R. Warner, Cidney A. Christie, Robert B. Jackson, and Avner Vengosh
Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC
ABSTRACT: The safe disposal of liquid … Continue reading
By smithsonian.com, October 2, 1013
By Peter Mantius, DC Bureau, August 14, 2013
Questions about the integrity of official water tests are stirring the latest controversy over New York State’s embattled policy of allowing imports of radioactive waste from natural gas drilling operations in Pennsylvania.
The issue… Continue reading
Its contents remain mostly a mystery. But fracking wastewater has revealed one of its secrets: It can be highly radioactive. And yet no agency really regulates its handling, transport or disposal. A four-part series on radiation in fracking wastewater by Rachel Morgan of the Beaver County Times.
Part 1 … Continue reading