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Fracking Health Impact Study Details Requested By New York Environmental Groups

Dec 19, 2012
(AP)

A coalition of environmental groups called on New York state officials Tuesday to release details of a health impact study for shale gas drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing.

Representatives of a dozen prominent organizations signed a letter to Health Commissioner Nirav Shah and Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens. They asked them to make public the health impact study being evaluated by a scientific panel, and called for public hearings and a 60-day public comment period on the health study.

A DEC spokeswoman referred questions to the health department, which didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.