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Third Report in Three Days Shows Scale of Fracking Perils


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Third Report in Three Days Shows Scale of Fracking Perils

Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer

The fracking industry is having a bad week.

In the third asssessment in as many days focused on the pollution created by the booming industry, a group of researchers said Wednesday that the controversial oil and gas drilling practice known as fracking likely produces public health risks and "elevated levels of toxic compounds in the environment" in nearly all stages of the process.