In addition to the environmental and health dangers that the Environmental Protection Agency report, a confidential study by the drilling industry concluded that radioactivity in produced water from hydraulic fracturing can’t be fully diluted in rivers and other waterways. This becomes problematic for Pennsylvania—and increasingly in other states like New York—since many drinking water plants are downstream from sewage treatment facilities.
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Local TV news coverage of environmental issues
New study of Pittsburgh local TV news coverage of fracking and other environmental issues: “Just Because Fracking Doesn’t Bleed, Doesn’t Mean It Can’t Lead: How Coverage of Shale Gas Fracking and Other Environmental Stories Rank on Local Television News.“
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