(Danville) -- A central Pennsylvania health company says it's received a $1 million grant to study possible health impacts of natural gas drilling on the Marcellus shale.
Most of the money will be used for data-gathering, with some used to develop studies of the data. Officials said they expect other funders to come forward.
The study is to look at detailed health histories of hundreds of thousands of patients who live near wells and other facilities producing natural gas from the Marcellus shale formation. The drilling boom has generated jobs and billions of dollars in revenue for companies and leaseholders, but also raised health concerns.
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