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Scientific studies have shown that the risk of dangerous exposure to pollution and hazards associated with hydraulic fracturing is directly related to an individual’s proximity to a well site. Individuals who live, work, or play near hydraulic fracturing operations are more likely to be exposed to air and water pollutants and experience harmful health effects.

Hydraulic Fracturing is a common drilling technique that involves injecting large quantities of fluids into rock formations to release oil and gas. Studies show that hydraulic fracturing can lead to environmental issues such as water contamination, soil contamination, and air pollution including the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. 

At distances, farther from these “fracking” wells, researchers found no evidence of compromised infant health.