30 Jun '15, 12pm

Shocking Documents Reveal Fracking Health Complaints Swept Under the Rug in Pennsylvania

Shocking Documents Reveal Fracking Health Complaints Swept Under the Rug in Pennsylvania

This first came to light in 2014, when a StateImpact Pennsylvania report revealing that DOH health workers were told not to respond to fracking-related health complaints. According to two former DOH employees, the department instituted policies to prevent field staff from addressing complaints from residents regarding natural gas drilling and fracking related health impacts. Employees were given specific instructions to refrain from engaging with residents who called with health complaints containing specific “buzzwords,” according to these retired workers. One of the two stated, “We were absolutely not allowed to talk to them.” The other indicated their department “wasn’t told to be silent on any other topic that I can think of.”

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2015/06/30/fracking-health-complaints/

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