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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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Highly Elevated Atmospheric Levels of Volatile Organic Compounds in the Uintah Basin, Utah

Highly Elevated Atmospheric Levels of Volatile Organic Compounds in the Uintah Basin, Utah Author(s): Detlev Helmig, Chelsea Thompson and Jason Evans Date: 03.2014 Source / Publisher: Environmental Science & Technology Key findings: Despite an area population of barely 30,000, Uintah County is home to a combined 11,200 oil- and gas-producing wells. Over time, their presence …

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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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Simultaneously Mitigating Near-Term Climate Change and Improving Human Health and Food Security

Tropospheric ozone and black carbon (BC) contribute to both degraded air quality and global warming. This study considered about 400 emission control measures to reduce these pollutants by using current technology and experience. The study authors identified 14 measures targeting methane and BC emissions that reduce projected global mean warming ~0.5°C by 2050. According to …

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