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Mon October 1, 2012
Conference To Discuss Fracking And Health
Leaders from across the country will speak tomorrow at a conference on the health effects of natural gas fracking. The Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative is a non-profit group that holds an annual conference every year on health issues. Martin Armes is the executive director of the collaborative. He said, "We certainly recognize that we identify some hot button issues but we're going to try to conduct these meetings in a manner to be as productive as we can to make some recommendations. And we try to depoliticize the process as much as we can."
Speakers include experts from public health, government, and industry groups. They'll address everything from baseline data needs to collaborations with federal and state agencies. The collaborative plans to issue recommendations on natural gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing early next year.