Resolve key Marcellus Shale gas question

SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE EDITORIAL:  Pennsylvania plunged blindly into the deep-well natural gas industry about six years ago. State officials anticipated economic rewards but had little but the industry’s assurances…

Now, using a $1 million grant from the Dagenstein Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, Geisinger Health Systems will launch a major study of drilling-related health impacts across much of the Marcellus Shale development area. Geisinger will work with two other major health systems that serve major drilling areas, Guthrie Health of Sayre and Susquehanna Health, Muncy.

Preliminary results could be available within a year. But because the long-term health effects of deep-well drilling and fracking are unknown, the study is expected to go on for decades…  (more)