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Speakers corner. To frack or not to frack?

To frack or not to frack? Why is that not a global public health question and how should public health practitioners address it? There is a powerful and pressing argument now for public health practitioners to follow Virchow and to start to move beyond repeatedly pointing out the many problems of fracking. Their next prudent …

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HOW FRACKING SUPPORTS THE PLASTIC INDUSTRY

The plastics industry has reaped under-the-radar benefits from the environmentally destructive fracking boom. The fossil fuel industry has surged over the past decade by employing new techniques and technologies that combine horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) to extract oil and gas from shale and other underground rock formations. Fracking injects large quantities of …

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EPA: Hydraulic Fracturing Study – Final Assessment 2016

And this is one of the reasons why Donald Trump doesn’t like the EPA so much: EPA released the final report, “Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources”. Press release: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its scientific report on the …

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Predicting Water Resource Impacts of Unconventional Gas Using Simple Analytical Equations

In this study the authors show “that the recovery of pressure after production ceases from gas-bearing shale formations may take several hundred years, and (…) present critical hydraulic conductivity values for intervening aquitards, below which the impact on shallow aquifers will be negligible.” Abstract The rapid expansion in unconventional gas development over the past two …

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Public health implications of environmental noise associated with unconventional oil and gas development

This review of the epidemiological literature focuses on the noise emitted by UOGD and its potential to trigger even grave disease. Key findings: Reviewed non-auditory health outcomes from environmental noise exposure. Potential outcomes include annoyance, sleep disturbance, and cardiovascular disease. Oil and gas operations produce noises at levels that may increase health risks. Additional noise …

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Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States (Final Report)

Here, the EPA is announcing the availability of the final report, Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States. Abstract This final report provides a review and synthesis of available scientific information concerning the relationship between hydraulic fracturing activities and drinking water …

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An Experimental Investigation of the Risk of Triggering Geological Disasters by Injection under Shear Stress

In this experimental work it was shown that the “risk of triggering geological disaster with injection under shear stress” does indeed exist, must not be denied. Abstract Fluid injection has been applied in many fields, such as hazardous waste deep well injection, forced circulation in geothermal fields, hydraulic fracturing, and CO2 geological storage. However, current …

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