Report Ties Fracking To Harmful Air Pollution

Law360, Washington (March 19, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT) -- Air emissions produced by hydraulic fracturing at natural gas drilling sites may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for nearby residents, according to a study released Monday.

Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health, which draws faculty from the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado, spent three years monitoring wells in Garfield County, Colo., and found that the wells released several petroleum hydrocarbons including benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene and xylene when hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, processes were used....
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