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GAS DRILLING-HEALTH STUDY
Key gas drilling health study still collecting Pa. data, more research planned
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:58 PM EST
Almost two years after it began, a much-publicized plan to study possible health impacts from gas drilling is still in the process of collecting data.
Geisinger spokeswoman Patti Urosevich says the project has collected data on air pollution emissions and the locations of gas wells and compressor stations, which feed pipelines.
Geisinger researchers plan to study rates of asthma, premature births, and motor vehicle injuries in areas with heavy drilling activity, but there's no specific schedule for publishing yet.