New York Study: Fracking Causes Environmental Damage, Birth Defects

demonstration-4193109__340New York Study: Fracking Causes Environmental Damage, Birth Defects

By Public Radio International | July 31, 2019

Fracking has revolutionized the extraction of oil and gas in just a few years, but this highly efficient method comes with environmental and health risks. Now, a new metastudy details its adverse effects on the local environment, the climate and human health.

2019-7-31-fracking-frack_pads.jpgFracking pads and roads, seen here from the air, can turn a rural landscape into a network of industrial infrastructure.

The new report, published by Physicians for Social Responsibility and Concerned Health Professionals of New York, brings together the findings of more 1,700 studies, articles and reports tying fracking activities to a host of health problems including birth defects, cancer and asthma.”

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Click this here to read the 361 page Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking
(Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction).

2 thoughts on “New York Study: Fracking Causes Environmental Damage, Birth Defects

  1. I read the article in the Cuba Patriot about the planned 2020 Caneadea anniversary – I have deep roots in Belfast and Allegany Co – and a retired member of the State Police – No – not involved in the protest – did watch it with interest. Remember the bridge well – I am involved in State Police history – please see which will explain a lot. I have talked with Bob Browning who I believe was in charge of the detail. I have clipped and sent him the article. I remember him saying that the protesters had a thing about “Our Troopers” – meaning those from Alle Co – they were OK – and there were the “Other Troopers” not liked.

    I don’t have any material about the Caneadea/ Dump protests however will reach out to another SP historian. If I find enough material I may build a page on the web site under this page

    Ted Palmer


    1. Mr. Palmer,

      Thank you for your efforts to preserve the history of the citizens vs NYS struggle over the proposed sitting of a nuclear waste dump in Allegany County. After 30 years CCAC is collecting memorabilia and celebrating the victory. We will be very interested in and appreciate your efforts to collect and preserve the history of the event. Please feel free to stay in touch via email

      Karen Ash, Chair


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