Marcellus Maladies: Preparing For Worker Injury Claims
October 3, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT
Law360, New York (October 3, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT) -- The Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania has spurred a boom in natural gas exploration and led to an explosion in job opportunities, lucrative land leases and concerns over environmental hazards. The process of extracting natural gas from the shale through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) involves use of various chemical additives that return to the surface along with the natural gas.
Those working in the field drilling the wells, extracting the natural gas and performing related activities are exposed to these chemicals, along with all of the injury...