Bad Fracking Neighbors

Over the past decade, the Pennsylvania countryside has become a hotbed of fracking.
 
Many families—mostly poor and rural—have no idea what living near fracking wells, pipelines, and compressor stations means for their health.
 
A 2-year, 4-part investigation by ehn.org lifts the curtain.
 
A small pilot study found that for children living near fracking wells, breakdown products for chemicals—such as ethylbenzene, styrene, and toluene—were present at levels up to 91X higher than the average American.
 
Most Pennsylvanians oppose fracking, but money has poured into coffers of state lawmakers who support the industry.

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