Amid Rising Health Concerns, Some Pennsylvania Doctors Say Put A Hold On Fracking

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Jean Carter poses for a photograph on her property with a gas well next door Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in Dimock, Pa. State regulators blame faulty gas wells drilled by Cabot Oil & Gas Corp for leaking methane into the groundwater in Dimock, Pa. (Alex Brandon/AP)

For years, public health experts have worried that oil and gas development could be making people living near drilling sites sick. As scientists begin to compile more data, health questions have only intensified.

Reid Frazier (@reidfrazier) of Here & Now contributor The Allegheny Front reports that some doctors in Pennsylvania want to put a pause on fracking, and begin a major effort to study its impact on health.

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