Survey to examine health impacts of natural gas drilling

    A non-profit organization has planned a survey of at least 500 people to examine health impact of natural gas drilling in northeastern Pennsylvania.

    Mary Wilson for NewsWorks reports the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute will work with at least 500 people from 10 counties, asking them questions about a variety of medical conditions.

    The group says it also plans to survey people living in counties with no drilling, to see if there’s an immediate difference in reported illnesses.

    The survey is scheduled to begin before September.

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