March 4, 2015

Health Impacts of Fracking

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
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Radioactivity in Gas Drilling Waste

The law office of Rachel Treichler has posted a large collection of materials on the issue of radioactivity and fracking

Rachel Treichler has been providing legal services to clients in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier region since 2002. She previously practiced in New York City for 20 years. She … Continue reading

Time is Short to Avert Shale Industry’s Imminent Radioactive Dilemma

“The more we drill, the more radioactive matter we bring to the surface, and the less idea we have of what to do with it.”
By Shane Thielges, bakken.com, August 28, 2014

radioactivePA, NY, OH and WV Residents Note: The Marcellus is 3X more radioactive than comparable formations.
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Radionuclides in Fracking Wastewater

The Marcellus is known to have high uranium content
By Valerie J. Brown, Environmental Health Perspectives

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Waste Pit in Dimock
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

NYS Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal’s Letter to Con Ed Concerning Radon in Natural Gas

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December 19, 2013

Kevin Burke
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

Impacts of Shale Gas Wastewater Disposal on Water Quality in Western PA

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

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Radioactive Wastewater From Fracking Found in PA Stream

Study finds radioactive wastewater being released into the Pittsburgh watershed
By smithsonian.com, October 2, 1013

New testing of treated wastewater from fracking shows that it contains high levels of radioactive radium, along with chloride and bromide

In the state of Pennsylvania, home to the lucrative Marcellus Shale formation, 74 … Continue reading

NY Imports PA’s Radioactive Fracking Waste

Practice continues despite falsified water tests
By Peter Mantius, DC Bureau, August 14, 2013

Hyland Landfill

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

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Radiation in Fracking Wastewater

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.


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PA DEP Backtracks on Radiation Issue

PA announces plans to study the effects of radiation in natural gas drilling wastewater
By Rachel Morgan, timesonline, Jan. 26, 2013

The idea is only as good as the company, the requested scope (including how and where testing is done) and the review of the draft study.

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