Weaver ignored pitfalls of natural gas March 16, 2024

Barbara Wendeborn Brandom, MD, PSR member | Observer-Reporter

Weaver does not recognize many health hazards produced by extraction of gas. This includes respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurologic diseases, increased rates of leukemia and lymphoma among children living near fracking wells, and exposures to carcinogenic chemicals in workers at fracking waste treatment facilities. Weaver does not mention the contamination of drinking water wells that occurred during drilling and from breaks in pipelines.

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