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Science panel faults EPA fracking probe for excluding baseline water testing

Jon Hurdle       StateImpact PA             January 6, 2016 The Environmental Protection Agency’s landmark investigation into the impact of fracking on drinking water lacked baseline testing that would have made its results more illuminating, according to a scientific panel that assessed it, and independent analysts. The Hydraulic Fracturing […]

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Fracking Wastewater Is Cancer-Causing, New Study Confirms

GreenMedinfo.com     January 4, 2016 The fracking industry likes to call its product natural gas, but the natural consequence of its activity is the production of billions of gallons of cancer-causing wastewater. A new study published in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology titled, Malignant human cell transformation of Marcellus Shale gas drilling flow back water, […]

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Fracking Sharply Reduces Property Values for Property Owners Who Use Well Water

Phys.org      December 15, 2015 Home values decline steeply when fracking occurs in neighborhoods that use well water, says new research from Duke University. But the outcome differs in neighborhoods that rely on piped water, where home values rise slightly after shale-gas drilling occurs. The study, conducted in Pennsylvania, found that in areas using […]

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