09 Feb '13, 3pm

Fracking: Bad for the Environment, the Community and Workers

Fracking: Bad for the Environment, the Community and Workers

Mike Krajewski , a father of three, was just 49 when he died of an on-the-job injury in North Dakota, a state that’s been experiencing a fracking boom as oil and gas companies move in to take advantage of the state’s natural resources. His death was the result of an improperly turned valve that caused a pipe to come loose and hit him in the head. A coworker, Brad Hong, was injured during the same incident. Bruce Revers , 58, lives with silicosis, a chronic disease associated with numerous occupations, including fracking; while he worked in a different industry, his life as a silicosis patient relying on external oxygen to breathe is very similar to that experienced by retired fracking personnel. An explosion in Texas in May of last year injured two unnamed workers . Savatore M. Bombardiere claims toxic chemical exposure at fracking sites in Pennsylvania caused health compl...

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