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Characterizing Air Emissions from Natural Gas Drilling and Well Completion Operations in Garfield County, Colorado

This public and industry sponsored field study by Jeff Collett and colleagues, Colorado State University (CSU), is the first in class to quantify emissions of chemical compounds (air toxics, ozone precursors, and methane) during new well development and to characterize how these compounds are dispersed in the atmosphere downwind of the site. The study was …

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Potential hazards of air pollutant emissions from UOG operations on the respiratory health of children and infants

Children are known to be at a greater risk from exposure to air pollutants, which can impair lung function and neurodevelopment, or exacerbate existing conditions, such as asthma, because the respiratory system is particularly vulnerable during development in utero, the postnatal period, and early childhood. Existing epidemiology studies document the impact of air pollutant exposure …

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Illness Symptoms Experienced by Children Exposed to Benzene After a Flaring Incident

Flaring is a common practise in up- and downstream oil and gas operations worldwide. This investigation evaluated the illness symptoms experienced by children who were exposed to benzene following a flaring incident at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas. Key findings: A total of 641 children, aged <17 years, exposed to benzene were included …

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Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas: impact on health and environment

This brief review of the scientific literature on health and environmental impacts of fracking provides up-to-date knowledge about short- and longterm negative consequences of this technique. Abstract: Shale deposits exist in many parts of the world and contain relatively large amounts of natural gas and oil. Recent technological developments in the process of horizontal hydraulic …

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Air concentrations of volatile compounds near oil and gas production: a community-based exploratory study

Air concentrations of potentially dangerous compounds and chemical mixtures, e. g. benzene, formaldehyde and hydrogen sulfide, are frequently present near oil and gas production sites in dangerous concentrations. Community-based research can provide an important supplement to state air quality monitoring programs. Bibliography: Gregg P Macey, Ruth Breech, Mark Chernaik, Caroline Cox, Denny Larson, Deb Thomas …

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Assessment of Effluent Contaminants from Three Facilities Discharging Marcellus Shale Wastewater to Surface Waters in Pennsylvania

Assessment of Effluent Contaminants from Three Facilities Discharging Marcellus Shale Wastewater to Surface Waters in Pennsylvania Author(s): Kyle Ferrar Date: 03.2013 Source / Publisher: American Chemical Society Key findings: Wastewater treatment plants can’t handle this water’s high levels of contaminants (including benzene and barium): Water flowing out of the plants into the environment still has …

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Fluid Migration Mechanisms due to Faulty Well Design and/or Construction: An Overview and Recent Experiences in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Play

Fluid Migration Mechanisms due to Faulty Well Design and/or Construction: An Overview and Recent Experiences in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Play Author(s): Anthony Ingraffea Date: 01.2013 Key findings: Evidence linking water contamination to fracking-related activities has increased. The disposal of fracking wastewater has been causally linked to earthquakes. Air quality impacts from fracking-related activities are clearer …

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