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Ohio Doctor to discuss fracking health effects in Streetsboro

Published: January 23, 2013 4:00 AM

Dr. Deborah Cowden of Jamestown, Ohio will speak Saturday about the health effects of hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells and disposal well air emissions and toxic chemicals.

The presentation, sponsored by Concerned Citizens Ohio, will be at 7:30 p.m. at King of Glory Church, 1667 S.R. 303, Streetsboro, beside the post office in the Streetsboro Plaza.

Cowden's talk will look at some of the conventional air contamination sources of horizontal hydraulic fracturing including compressor stations, condensate tanks, silica sand, ground level ozone and flaring (burning off waste gas from the well).

She also will review a study published last year by the University of Colorado School of Public Health. The study was designed to assess the local air quality in a region with horizontal hydraulic fracturing wells.

Cowden is the president of the Greene County (Ohio) Medical Society and is board certified by the American Boar of Family Medicine. For the past several years she has been a partner in a rural private practice in Jamestown, Ohio.

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anonymous Jan 28, 2013 7:37 AM

Myopic Portage Commissioners and apathetic RTown Trustees should stop ignoring Frackophiles the Fracking imprecations. . The RTown well has depleted property values, polluted with 24/7 noise, blanketed ground level ozone, leaking condensate tanks, flaring air pollution, rumbling trucks and underground waste chambers, No one knows how long it will take the injected poisonous chemicals to leach into our water aquifers, toxic ozone to saturate to killing levels, or why our politicians have not followed the example of other communities with Fracking regulations. The ODNR doesnt care about locals. We must enact safeguarding zoning and taxes and then enforce with more than helpless winks. The RTown well arguably has contributed to scores of road-kill, one motorcyclist death and dozens of ill residents unable to sleep for the day & night deafening interruptions. .