Texas To Investigate Health Risk Of Living Near Drilling Sites
by: Dave Fehling, August 20, 2012 6:08:00 am
Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
Dramatic increases in the amount of oil and gas being produced in Texas has brought with it an increase in air pollution. That could be a threat to people living near well sites. But there's conflicting information about the threat — and whether it's already meant higher cancer rates in some places. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling begins our story in North Texas.
“ The five counties where there was the most drilling saw a rise in breast cancer."
—Josh Fox narrates "The Sky is Pink"
Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.