Monday, September 13, 2010

Group: Survey Shows Ill Health In Wyo. Frack Zone--Associated Press

MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press Writer
August 18, 2010

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Four out of five people who have returned health
surveys report respiratory problems in a central Wyoming community
where some residents say gas drilling has polluted their water wells,
an environmental group said Wednesday.

Respondents also reported headaches, nausea, itchy skin, dizziness and
other ailments, according to the Earthworks Oil and Gas Accountability

Wilma Subra, a Louisiana chemist and environmentalist who has
investigated oil and gas industry pollution worldwide, is conducting
the survey. She said survey forms from the first 16 people -- more are
coming in -- show a need for public health officials to investigate.

"It's critical to identify the health impacts and track them over
time," Subra said...continued...