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SEO Fracking Interest Group Hosting Forum on Well-Related Air Emissions
Posted on: 04/22/2013
By  Andy Rex
This Thursday evening, the Southeast Ohio Fracking Interest Group will host a public forum. Doctor Deborah Cowden, a family physician from Jamestown, Ohio, will speak about air emissions from hydraulic fracturing.
Cathy Schafer with the group says, “She’ll look at the conventional sources of air emissions such as the drilling process itself, condensate tanks, silica sand, diesel engines, compressor stations and so forth.”
Schafer says Dr. Cowden will also speak about a 2012 study by the Colorado School of Public Health, which “looked at air emissions surrounding sites that had been hydraulically fractured for a while. She investigated the chemicals involved and determined in her mind that there is serious concern for health effects – damaging health effects.”
Shafer says some of the chemicals are of such a proprietary nature that Dr. Cowden is barred by state law from discussing them with her patients.  That’s something that the physician is working to change.
Thursday’s forum will be held at the McDonough Auditorium at Marietta College, and begins at 7:00 p.m.  It’s free and open to the public.
For more information about the Southeast Ohio Fracking Interest Group, you can email them at
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