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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:06 PM

NY fracking decision faces further delay on health study

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/12/energy-fracking-newyork-idUSL1N0BCG8Q20130212
NY fracking decision faces further delay on health study

NEW YORK | Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:46pm EST

Feb 12 (Reuters) - New York State's decision to lift a four-year ban on natural gas drilling faced further delay on Tuesday after officials conducting a key health impact study asked for more time to form their conclusions on the divisive issue.

The New York Department of Health, which has been commissioned to study how the drilling process known as fracking affects public health, said the review is ongoing but that a few more weeks are needed due to the "complexity of the issues".

"As we have been reviewing the scope of these studies, I have determined that the DOH Public Health Review will require additional time to complete based on the complexity of the issues," said health commissioner Nirav Shah in a letter to Joe Martens, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).



If the Feb. 27 deadline is missed it could force the administration to restart the regulatory process, which would include another period for public comments, potentially holding up the process for months.

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:08 PM

1. My brother has a special fan in his basement because of radon gas

coming off the Marcellus shale. How can they frack this stuff without releasing radium?

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:47 PM

2. acquifers

According to the Department of Environmental Protection, all the Primary Aquifers in NYS are in the Southern Tier, where they are considering allowing fracking.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/36164.html

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