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Tuesday: Public forum on the effects of radioactive fracking waste

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Hydraulic fracturing, the controversial drilling method of extracting natural gas from shale rock, is being aggressively utilized in Ohio and surrounding states. Shale rock is naturally radioactive, containing radium 226 which has been directly linked to many forms of cancer.

Counties in the western United States have been taking measures to eliminate these risks. Mora County in New Mexico is the first in the United States to ban fracking. In California, environmental advocates are pushing a bill through the state legislature to place a moratorium on fracking.

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4 the Radioactive Waste Alert Organization will hold a free public forum on the effects of fracking waste on the water supply at the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 South Grant Avenue.

Experts in the medical and public health professions will discuss the potential impacts of the toxic, radioactive shale waste stream on the health of the central Ohio community:

  • Michael K.Schultz, PhD is Assistant Professor of Radiology in the Human Toxicology Program of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa.
  • Larysa Dyrszka, MD is a Board Certified Pediatrician and co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York.


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