Fracking is Safe Says New York State Health Department

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Spooked by leftwing environmental
activists, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been dithering over
whether or not to approve the production of natural gas by means of
hydrofracking from the Marcellus Shale formation in his state.
Activists are trying to block approval by claiming that fracking
can cause health problems. Today, the New York Times is
reporting that a study done a year ago by the state’s Health
Department finds that
fracking can be done safely. The Times notes:
The state’s Health Department found in an analysis it prepared
early last year that the much-debated drilling technology known as
hydrofracking could be conducted safely in New York, according to a
copy obtained by The New York Times from an expert who did not
believe it should be kept secret….
The eight-page analysis is a summary of previous research by the
state and others, and concludes that fracking can be done safely.
It delves into the potential impact of fracking on water resources,
on naturally occurring radiological material found in the ground,
on air emissions and on “potential socioeconomic and
quality-of-life impacts.” …
“By implementing the proposed mitigation measures,” the analysis
says, “the Department expects that human chemical exposures during
normal HVHF operations” — short for high-volume hydraulic
fracturing — “will be prevented or reduced below levels of
significant health concern.”
The Times also reports that a much longer Environmental
Impact Statement – 1500 pages – is still being compiled.Of course, these studies are largely excuses for delaying
decisions made politically painful by activist misinformation
campaigns. Unless the studies find that fracking causes (which they
won’t) massive cancer outbreaks and pollutes thousands of water
wells, activists will simply dismiss inconvenient information and
try to provoke fear and uncertainty among citizens using whatever
junk science they can gin up.If oil and gas production actually resulted in detectable health
risks, it would already be apparent. Why? Because something like
75,000 conventional
oil and gas wells have been drilled in New York since the late
1800s and 14,000 of them are still active.

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