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Fracking's public health hazards
Fracking's public health hazards

Recently I heard a West Virginia resident describe how fracking had changed her community. She had many photographs that were even more graphic than her verbal descriptions. Some families in her area had lost their water supply, others became ill, and natural habitats that once supported wildlife and birds had been stripped of trees and laid waste — all while traffic congestion and accidents increased dramatically and property values plummeted. Recent research into the effects of fracking has uncovered mounting evidence that public health risks are growing in areas where fracking has occurred. The gas and oil industry, and the property owners who allow it to frack their land, stand...