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Unconventional Oil and Gas Spills: Risks, Mitigation Priorities, and State Reporting Requirements

This study shows that available data prove between 2 and 16 percent of fracked wells have reported spills each year, with North Dakota reporting the most. Abstract: Rapid growth in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) has produced jobs, revenue, and energy, but also concerns over spills and environmental risks. We assessed spill data from 2005 …

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Seismic events that occurred in western Lawrence County on April 25, 2016, were likely correlated to natural gas hydraulic fracturing by Hilcorp Energy Company, according to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Bibliography: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) REVIEW OF SEISMIC EVENTS IN LAWRENCE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA JANUARY 2017 Jan. 19, …

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Association of groundwater constituents with topography and distance to unconventional gas wells

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The outcome of this large empirical evaluation of groundwater samples up and downwards from fracked UGD wells in Pennsylvania hints to possible negative impacts of UGD on water quality, thus to pathogenic effects of this production technique. Highlights Groundwater (GW) quality was associated with distance to UGD gas wells and topography. Ca, Cl, & SO4 …

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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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Air monitoring of VOCs during hydraulic fracturing operations in Washington County, Pennsylvania

According to the authors, the primary finding of this study was that the operation of a hydraulic fracturing well pad in Washington County did not substantially affect local air concentrations of total and individual volatile organic compounds. Key findings: The results of the continuous monitoring during fracturing and flaring sampling periods for total volatile organic …

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HEALTH CONSULTATION – Dimock Groundwater Site

Based on groundwater samples taken in Dimock, PA, during a completion (i. e. fracking) moratorium in 2012, which contained a plethora of health affecting chemicals, the ATSDR comes to the conclusion that consumption of that water might or does pose a significant risk for human health and that in some instances, due to its methane …

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Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Birth Outcomes in Pennsylvania, USA

Prenatal residential exposure to unconventional natural gas development activity in Pennsylvania was associated with two pregnancy outcomes (preterm birth and physician-recorded high-risk pregnancy identified from the problem list), adding to evidence that unconventional natural gas development may impact health. Bibliography: Casey JA, Savitz DA, Rasmussen SG, Ogburn EL, Pollak J, Mercer DG, Schwartz BS Unconventional …

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