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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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Study: Fracking Industry Wells Associated With Premature Birth

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health    October 12, 2015 NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS INCREASED RISK OF ADVERSE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES CLOSER TO ACTIVE UNCONVENTIONAL NATURAL GAS WELLS Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, […]

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Study Links Fracking to Infertility, Miscarriages, Birth Defects

Alan Neuhauser               US News & World Report       Dec. 5, 2014   The controversial method of oil and gas development behind the U.S. energy boom may pose potent risks to children and pregnant women.   A Pennsylvania farmhouse sits below pipes and pumps used for hydraulic fracturing July […]

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