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

Huge banner showing three glasses w/ muddy water from different fracked counties in Pennsylvania.

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

Flaring can be one major source of unhealthy volatile organic compounds.

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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Adequacy of Current State Setbacks for Directional HVHF

Adequacy of Current State Setbacks for Directional High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus, Barnett, and Niobrara Shale Plays Authors: Marsha Haley, Michael McCawley, Anne C. Epstein, Bob Arrington, and Elizabeth Ferrell Bjerke Abstract Background: There is an increasing awareness of the multiple potential pathways leading to human health risks from hydraulic fracturing. Setback distances are …

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Unconventional Gas and Oil Drilling Is Associated with Increased Hospital Utilization Rates

This study in densely fracked Pennsylvania showed that both proximity and density of fracked wells per square mile was correlated with the number of hospitalisation rates for cardiological patients. The number of hospitalisations of patients with dermatological, oncological, neurological, and urological conditions was directly correlated with well densitiy at the patients’ zip code. Further studies …

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