Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

This is part 4 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

This is part 1 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

This is part 2 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

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Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

This is part 3 of our 4-part series, "Fractured," an investigation of fracking chemicals in the air, water, and people of western Pennsylvania.

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Appalachia’s fracking boom has done little for local economies: Study

Appalachia's fracking boom has failed to deliver on promises of jobs and benefits to local economies, according to a new study.

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Babies born near natural gas flaring are 50 percent more likely to be premature: Study

Living near fracking operations that frequently engage in flaring—the process of burning off excess natural gas—makes expectant parents 50 percent more likely to have a preterm birth, according to a new study.

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Environmental injustice in Pittsburgh: Poor, minority neighborhoods see higher rates of deaths from air pollution

PITTSBURGH—If air pollution levels in all of Allegheny County were lowered to match the levels seen in its least-polluted neighborhoods, about 100 fewer residents would die of coronary heart disease every year, according to a new study.

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Air pollution from fracking killed an estimated 20 people in Pennsylvania from 2010-2017: Study

Particulate matter pollution emitted by Pennsylvania's fracking wells killed about 20 people between 2010 and 2017, according to a soon-to-be-published study.

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

Fractured: About our data

How EHN tested the air, water, and urine of families in Pennsylvania fracking country for harmful chemicals.

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Use of disinfectants has soared, sparking new examination of ingredients

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