URMC Researcher Gets Grant to Study Health Effects of Fracking

Friday, October 16, 2015

Source: Rochester Business journal

A University of Rochester Medical Center researcher has won a $1.5 million grant to study health effects of fracking.

Department of Public Health Sciences assistant professor Elaine Hill won the National Institutes of Health grant to launch a multi-front investigation of the controversial gas-and-oil drilling method.

Properly called hydraulic fracturing, the method involves the injection of highly pressurized chemical-laced water into drilling sites to release gas or oil trapped in rocks.

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