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Dangerous and Close: Fracking Puts the Nation’s Most Vulnerable People at Risk

More than 650,000 kindergarten through twelfth grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution. The finding comes from a new study (see PDF) by Environment America Research & Policy Center that exposes …

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Emissions of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Natural Gas Extraction into Air

This article is the corrected version of last year’s study publication [*] which investigated the immissions of PAHs with passive air samplers deployed in different distances to natural gas facilities. No cancer risk due to airborne PAHs higher than the EPA’s acceptable risk levels was found. However, as the authors point out, the applied method …

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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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