August 31, 2015

Fracking in the Delaware River Basin Would Threaten Health of 45,000

60% of the population of Wayne County would have their health impacted by fracking
By Natasha Geiling, ClimateProgress, August 12, 2015

Encompassing the longest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River Basin also happens to sit partially on top of the Marcellus Shale, the second largest gas … Continue reading

PA Study Links Fracking to Health Hazards in Fetuses, Infants, and Young Children

Disturbing links found between fracking and health effects in children younger than 5 years old
By EINPresswire.com, July 26, 2015

Download the full report as a pdf.

In one of the first studies of its kind, Joseph J. Mangano of the Radiation and Public Health Project found disturbing links between … Continue reading

Landmark Paper Underestimated Methane Leaks from Gas Production

Since 2003, a commonly used methane detector has been underestimating leak rates
By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News, August 4, 2015

A dispute between two environmental scientists is creating a controversy over how much methane is leaking from natural gas production and is contributing to global warming.

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Study Finds Those Living Near Shale Wells More Likely to be Hospitalized

Residents of 2 NE PA counties with a high density of active shale gas wells were more likely to be admitted to the hospital for heart, nervous system and other medical conditions than residents in neighboring areas with no drilling
By Laura Legere, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 15, 2015

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Emissions From Natural Gas Wells May Travel Far Downwind

This study shows the potential contribution of shale gas extraction in Pennsylvania to air quality in downwind states
By Phys.org, May 1, 2015

Read more on this story in The Baltimore Sun

Emissions linked to hydraulic fracturing, the method of drilling for natural gas commonly known as “fracking,” can be … Continue reading

Evaluating a Groundwater Supply Contamination Incident Attributed to Marcellus Shale Gas Development

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Read more on this story in the New York Times

Introduction
High-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) has revolutionized the oil and gas industry worldwide but has been accompanied by highly controversial incidents of reported water contamination. For example, groundwater contamination by stray natural gas … Continue reading

New Look at BTEX: Are Ambient Levels a Problem?

Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) may have endocrine disrupting properties at exposure levels below EPA safe levels
by Ashley L. Bolden, Carol F. Kwiatkowski and Theo Colborn, Environmental Science and Technology, April 15, 2015

From TEDX: Indicates a need to change how chemicals present at low concentrations are assessed Continue reading

Rise of Deadly Radon Gas in PA Buildings Linked to Fracking

Disturbing correlation found between unusually high levels of radon gas in mostly residences and oil and gas production via fracking
By Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post, April 9, 2015

A new study published Thursday reported a disturbing correlation between unusually high levels of radon gas in mostly residences and … Continue reading

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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Environmental Risks of Fracking

Thanks to Bob Donnan for this post
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Read the Report from the UK: Environmental Risks of Fracking

Looking beyond our own families, townships, counties and states, we continue to see the Fracking Fight extend around the globe. Some nations have banned it or at least put moratoriums … Continue reading