Friday, May 18, 2012
Here is another example of the great success of a combination of excellent science, (geology), and engineering (horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing). Outside of the relatively small oil and gas industry, few know of this boom and great accomplishment. This is virtually ignored by the mainstream media. Why is that?
Town's Effort To Link Fracking And Illness Falls Short
May 16, 2012
by: Jon Hamilton
Many residents of Dish, Texas, blame the fracking operations that surround their tiny town for a host of health problems - from nosebleeds to cancer. The former mayor was so scared, he left town. But scientists who've studied Dish say there's not enough evidence to link natural gas operations to any illness.
Quite a few of the 225 people who live in Dish, Texas, think the nation's natural gas boom is making them sick.
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