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PA public briefed on fracking health studies

Public briefed on fracking health studies, despite no-show from Pitt, DOH

Around 100 local residents came to a public forum in Washington County on two state-funded studies into fracking’s impact on public health Wednesday night. The forum was held despite the fact that none of the researchers working on the studies were present.

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Canonsburg residents seek answers on health impacts of fracking, shale gas

Janice Blanock was asking once again if it was possible that the fracking and natural gas industry in her area played a part in her son’s death.

Pitt to lead shale gas health study looking at possible ties to childhood cancers
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Pitt to lead shale gas health study looking at possible ties to childhood cancers

Graduate School of Public Health awarded $2.5 million contract for public health studies focused on impacts of shale gas development.

Department of Health says it is looking into fracking public health risks following grand jury report
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Department of Health says it is looking into fracking public health risks following grand jury report

The report found that the department had failed to determine whether hydraulic fracturing was putting people at risk.
Congressional Democrats join the debate over plastics' booming future
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Congressional Democrats join the debate over plastics' booming future

A new bill would impose a three-year moratorium on new plant construction in parts of Appalachia and the Gulf Coast.
After string of rare cancer cases, Pennsylvania investigates potential link to fracking

After string of rare cancer cases, Pennsylvania investigates potential link to fracking

An increase in the number of teens and young adults diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in southwest Pennsylvania has prompted the state to look for a link between fracking and the disease.
Pennsylvania to fund studies into fracking health impact
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Pennsylvania to fund studies into fracking health impact

Gov. Tom Wolf announced $3 million to investigate link between shale gas operations and Ewing sarcoma, asthma and adverse birth outcomes.
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