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Pennsylvanians demand a fracking halt until rare childhood cancers are investigated

After a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette investigation identified 47 cases childhood cancer—most of them very rare—in several rural Pennsylvania counties, locals are calling on Governor Tom Wolf to investigate a possible link between fracking and childhood cancer.  More than 100 organizations and 800 people have signed the letter requesting that all new shale gas permitting be suspended until the Department of Health can demonstrate the cancers are not linked to drilling and fracking operations.  “This is a public health crisis that requires immediate and significant action,” reads the four-page letter.  Read more...



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