Marcellus Shale Health Data to be Tracked

By Paul McMullen

The state Department of Health wants to initiate a system of tracking health and environmental data related to gas drilling in the Marcellus shale.

The department, which made several recommendations to Gov. Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Commission, aims to work with the panel to develop research that will make it easier to investigate complaints of illness that may be associated with gas drilling, said Brandi Hunter-Davenport, deputy press secretary for the department.

“If the department would find that the health of the citizens of this commonwealth were in jeopardy due to drilling or any other activity within our borders, steps will be taken to alert the public and advise on appropriate health responses,” she said. “In the meantime, the department continues to do its due diligence to thoroughly investigate any concerns it receives.”

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One Comment

  1. Jenkins says:

    About damn time. Don’t tell me fracking don’t pollute. I love how the people getting rich tell you all it’s safe and you believe. Look at the facts, real people sick in other places, water is polluted it’s proven and they say no proof what bull****.

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