Hydraulic Fracturing Stakeholders Meeting Presentation: Gas Drillers. By: Alana Hughes, Cadelia Evans, Haley Osborn and Timothy Tovar. Good For Jobs. Hydraulic fracturing is good for the economy because it provides thousands of people like us with jobs.
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By: Alana Hughes, Cadelia Evans, Haley Osborn and Timothy Tovar
Radon: With radon exposure, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., the radon present in the shale will readily mix with the gas and travel with it through pipelines into the homes.
Smog: Exhaust from trucks and industrial equipment increases smog in both rural locations and travels downstate to decrease air quality in regional urban environments. Workers are exposed to all sorts of
Chemical contamination of drinking water: When fracking, fluids seep from them to connect with underground fissures, previously abandoned wells, and natural faults and fractures, the contaminants and methane can migrate over long distances into underground water ways and fresh drinking water
What makes fracking jobs so often deadly? Energy industry workers perform physically demanding labor using heavy—and sometimes dangerous—equipment. Is this why fracking is a fatal job all too frequently? A study the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) suggests otherwise. The researchers found that the most common fatality for energy workers was traffic accidents, followed by being struck by an object. Other causes of death varied according to the role played by the worker—contractor, well servicing company employee, or operator. The study also found that workers employed by small companies have five times the fatality rate as workers from large companies.