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17.6 million Americans live close to active oil and gas (and fracking) wells

20:00 EDT 22 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(PSE Healthy Energy) An estimated 17.6 million Americans live within one mile of an active oil or gas well, according to a study published today in Environmental Health Perspectives, a peer-reviewed journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The study, by researchers at PSE Healthy Energy, a nonprofit research institute, is the first peer-reviewed nationwide measurement of the number of people living in close proximity to actively producing oil and gas wells.

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