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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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Perinatal Outcomes and Unconventional Natural Gas Operations in Southwest Pennsylvania

This study investigated the association of proximity to unconventional gas development sites (UGD) in the Marcellus Shale formation and perinatal outcomes in a retrospective cohort study of 15,451 live births in Southwest Pennsylvania from 2007–2010. Key findings: There was no significant association of proximity and density of UGD with prematurity. Comparison of the most to …

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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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Proximity to Natural Gas Wells and Reported Health Status

Proximity to Natural Gas Wells and Reported Health Status: Results of a Household Survey in Washington County, Pennsylvania Author(s): Peter M. Rabinowitz, Ilya B. Slizovskiy, Vanessa Lamers, Sally J. Trufan, Theodore R. Holford, James D. Dziura, Peter N. Peduzzi, Michael J. Kane, John S. Reif, Theresa R. Weiss, and Meredith H. Stowe Date: 01-2015 Source …

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CO2, Methane, and Brine Leakage Through Subsurface Pathways: Exploring Modeling, Measurement, and Policy Options

Subsurface pathways, such as abandoned oil and gas wells and faults, can serve as leakage pathways for CO2 , methane, brine, and other fluids. These pathways allow fluids from deep subsurface formations to migrate into shallow groundwater aquifers or to the atmosphere. Between 200,000 and 970,000 abandoned wells in the state of Pennsylvania likely account …

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Assessment and risk analysis of casing and cement impairment in oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania, 2000–2012

Assessment and risk analysis of casing and cement impairment in oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania, 2000–2012 Author(s): Anthony R. Ingraffea, Martin T. Wells and Renee L. Santoro Date: 01.2014 Source / Publisher: PNAS Key findings: The study analyzed publicly available Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection inspection reports on more than 41,000 oil and gas …

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