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Monday, August 15, 2016

Yale Researchers Brief Belmont County Residents on Latest Attempt to Unearth Problems From Fracking

From The Times Leader:
Although it may be some time before the results are known, Yale University researchers who have spent the last two months studying the impact of the natural gas industry on Belmont County’s air and drinking water met with residents at Olney Friends School Saturday to discuss their work.

Nicole Deziel, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, said the study was created to determine whether people who live close to natural gas wells experience more air and water pollution. 
Deziel spoke about the sampling and research process, adding no results have yet been determined. She said analysts have been in Barnesville for an eight-week study involving the collection of air and water samples. 
She said the sample collection procedure ended Friday, with residents of 66 homes participating.
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