Phenol, a deadly chemical used in Aristech Chemical Corp.’s process of drilling, is known to cause internal burns, muscle spasms and organ failure. Environmental regulators suspect that the chemical is somehow drifting upward in one the of company’s sites. If confirmed it would mean that the type of disposal wells Aristech is using should be stringently regulated and monitored.
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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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