A series of in-depth reports, published by non-profit Environmental Health News (EHN) this month, looked at the health impacts on five, non-smoking families living within miles of fracking sites in southwest Pennsylvania.
The US has become world leader in fossil fuel production due to fracking, or hydraulic fracturing. The technique recovers gas and oil pockets from shale rock by drilling horizontally and then injecting gallons of water, sand and chemicals underground at high-pressure.
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