Fracking kills newborn babies - polluted water likely cause

Tickell, Oliver

Publisher:  Ecologist
Date Written:  25/04/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20710

A new study in Pennsylvania, USA shows that fracking is strongly related to increased mortality in young babies. The effect is most pronounced in counties with many drinking water wells indicating that contamination by 'produced water' from fracking is a likely cause. Radioactive pollution with uranium, thorium and radium is a 'plausible explanation' for the excess deaths.

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