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Wastewater Disposal Wells, Fracking, and Environmental Injustice in Southern Texas

This investigation looked at race and poverty in areas where oil and gas wastewater disposal wells are permitted. Key findings The proportion of people of color living less than 5 kilometers from a disposal well was 1.3 times higher than was the proportion of non-Hispanic Whites. Adjusting for rurality, disposal wells were 2.04 times (95% …

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Spatial distribution of unconventional gas wells and human populations in the Marcellus Shale in the United States: Vulnerability analysis

In this analysis, based on the environmental justice paradigm and GIS, this study found that the poor people in Pennsylvania are unequally exposed to pollution from unconventional gas wells. Abstract: Modern forms of drilling and extraction have recently led to a boom in oil and gas production in the U.S. and stimulated a controversy around …

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