Study: Drilling of waste water on roads dangerous for health, the environment | New


A long-awaited health study commissioned by Pennsylvania environmental officials examined the practice of spreading sewage from conventional gas and oil drilling on thousands of miles of rural dirt roads in the ‘State. The researchers concluded that this practice does not effectively control dust and poses environmental and human health hazards.

The state Department of Environmental Protection has yet to act on those findings, but said the study’s impact will be “immediate, significant, and intense.”


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