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On Shaky Ground - Evidence of Public Health Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing

Topics: Chemical Agents, Contaminants and Hazards, Outdoor Air, Risk Analysis, Waste, Water

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.

Speaker: Anne-Marie Nicol, MES, PhD, Environmental Health Scientist, NCCEH

Abstract: This seminar describes the processes involved in shale gas production, including hydraulic fracturing, and provides an overview of the main public health concerns that can arise from the various stages. Potential exposures in air, water and at the community level are discussed, along with the current state of the evidence of regarding these exposures in the US and Canada. The presentation also includes an overview of the seismic risks that can occur specifically from hydraulic fracturing and waste water disposal.


Event DateFeb 25, 2016
Location TypeOnline, In Person
Posted by NCCEHFeb 25, 2016