Month-long study finds no danger in Marcellus emissions

    After a four-week study of air quality surrounding the Marcellus Shale drilling site, the Environmental Protection Agency has determined there are no harmful emission levels.

    Despite odor complaints near extraction sites, the EPA has found that while there are some potentially harmful compounds coming from the sites, the levels aren’t concentrated enough to be dangerous, the Associated Press reports.

    The study centered on volatile organic compounds typically found in petroleum products, in addition to other pollutants near drilling sites in Susquehanna and Sullivan counties.

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