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Applied sciences and engineering/Engineering/Geological engineering/Mining engineering/Hydraulic fracturing

Virtual workshop to identify the most pressing concerns related to orphaned and improperly abandoned oil and natural gas wells. 

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.

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.