Garrett County and Natural Gas - Risks and Benefits

A selection of categorized links to allow one to assess the risks and benefits of gas development in Garrett Conty.

Garrett County Montage

Radioactivity

Radioactivity

- 1734 - [December 19, 2014] - WWVU Public Broadcasting, Glynis Board - "Radioactive Gas Pollution Linked to Fracking? Some Experts Say ‘No Way,’ Others Say ‘Of Course'"
"A new study of a radioactive, carcinogenic gas has grabbed the attention of news outlets and both pro and anti-fracking groups alike. The study published earlier this month says increases of radon gas in people’s homes in Pennsylvania coincide with the horizontal drilling boom. Some geological researchers in the region are skeptical while others aren’t at all surprised."
- 1947 - [NA] - New Pittsburgh Courier, By Natasha Khan, Public Source - "DEP to investigate creek near mine discharge for radioactivity"
"The agency will seek an answer to whether Ten Mile Creek has been contaminated because of shale gas drilling; the risk to the public is unknown.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will investigate whether there are radioactive materials in Ten Mile Creek, a major tributary of the Monongahela River in Greene and Washington counties."
- 2023 - [NA] - Radioactive Waste Management Associates, Marvin Resnikoff, Ekaterina Alexandrova and Jackie Travers - "Radioactivity in Marcellus Shale"
"Much of this discussion took place at the Issues Hearing, on April 14, 2010 in Elmira, New York...
...The hazard associated with the disposal of incompletely dewatered Marcellus shale drill cuttings and drilling fluid in a municipal landfill has not been fully evaluated by NYSDEC. The Marcellus shale has elevated radioactive concentrations, approximately 25-30 times above background concentrations...."