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A state-funded program to study the health impacts of fracking is receiving criticism from advocates for families of children with cancer in southwestern Pennsylvania.

A team of Harvard researchers found elevated levels of radioactivity on air particles measured downwind of fracking sites around the country.

Pennsylvania has emerged as one of the key swing states in the presidential election. And while natural gas drilling is near the bottom of a list of concerns for the state’s voters, fracking just keeps coming up.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health says it is taking steps to learn more about the health risks of fracking following criticism from an investigative grand jury.

Republican state lawmakers are defending the natural gas industry following the release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report that found state regulators failed to protect public health during the fracking boom.


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