Science Lags as Health Problems Emerge Near Gas Fields

Great story from ProPublica about the continuing dangers people face from living near gas fields and hydraulic fracturing.

Check out this list of symptoms a woman had after walking outside near a leaking tank of natural gas condensate.

"The next morning Wallace-Babb was so sick she could barely move. She vomited uncontrollably and suffered explosive diarrhea. A searing pain shot up her thigh. Within days she developed burning rashes that covered her exposed skin, then lesions. As weeks passed, anytime she went outdoors, her symptoms worsened. Wallace-Babb’s doctor began to suspect she had been poisoned."

Read the whole story here.

Frac! Energy Department Scientists Wonder "What the Eff Am I Really Here For"?

(via POGO’s blog)


ProPublica and NYU journalism students teamed up to produce a pretty catchy music video to help explain “fracking.”  Learn more about the collaboration here.