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Popular anti-fracking study discredited
by Colorado health department

Washington Examiner, by Ashe Schow

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/31/2014 9:27:15 AM

Research claiming that hydraulic fracturing -- fracking -- causes increased cancer risks and birth defects have been discredited by Colorado state public health officials. The researchers with the Colorado School of Public Health cited "minuscule" statistical differences and ignored other factors in producing a report on the negative side effects of fracking, according to a statement released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Thursday. “It is difficult to draw conclusions from this study, due to its design and limitations,” Dr. Larry Wolk, CDPHE’s chief medical officer, said. “We appreciate continuing research about possible public health implications that may

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: spahrkl, 1/31/2014 11:07:02 AM     (No. 9713131)

Read the history of Fracking. The process has been around since 1913. They drill down six miles and the process has been safe for years. It is only since the EPA and the anti oil people formed a whine group has this activity come under negative comment.

These chronic screamers of self appointed authorities love to disrupt and frighten people. Be very aware of people who profess such hateful, fearful comments. They no longer have pure concerns as their center of attacks.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: absalom, 1/31/2014 1:33:36 PM     (No. 9713309)

#1 is correct. The technology was initially developed to release methane gas from coal seams, a serious danger to miners. The gas was later flared and now is captured. The biggest load of malarkey about hydraulic fracturing is that is imperils ground water aquifers. Total horse manure! Ground water is found at a depth of 600-1000 feet while shale is fractured at a depth below 12,000 feet.

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