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Moms and Dads-Family Awareness of Cancer Threat Spike met at the state capitol to share stories about illnesses they’ve experienced since fracking boomed in the southwest corner of the state.
Pitt study: Higher risk of lymphoma, asthma for those near fracking, but ‘no association’ to Ewing Sarcoma
Dozens of children and young adults were diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma and other forms of cancer in a four-county area outside Pittsburgh, where energy companies have drilled more than 4,000 wells since 2008, according to state records.
Over 30 landfills in the state accept fracking waste like drill cuttings.
The measure’s sponsor said a name change could spark what he sees as a needed culture change.
“We got played,” said Ray Kemble, the most outspoken of a small group of Dimock residents who have battled the drilling company and state regulators alike.
The Delaware River Basin Commission said its decision will control future pollution, protect public health and preserve the waters of the basin.
Dimock drew national notoriety after people were filmed lighting their tap water on fire in the Emmy Award-winning 2010 documentary.