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Water Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing | West Virginia Injury Attorneys

Problems with Water Quality Contamination near Gas and Oil Drilling Sites

The oil and gas industry in West Virginia was significant in our past and is vital to our future. Presently, the state of West Virginia is anticipating tremendous economic growth as the oil and gas industry develops. Not only are thousands of jobs being created, this homegrown energy could possibly eliminate some, if not all, of our dependence on other countries for our energy needs which may increase our national security. This natural gas resurgence could also be leveraged for the chemical and manufacturing industry in our state and exported globally in its liquefied form (LNG). Oil and gas fever is burning again.

NIOSH Investigating Deaths Associated with Fracking Flowback Operations

Oil Well Drilling Fatalities

Though the investigations are not complete, NIOSH has learned about several worker fatalities associated with flowback operations. According to their information, at least four workers have died since 2010 from what appears to be acute chemical exposures during flowback operations at well sites in the Williston Basin (North Dakota and Montana).

Chemical Spill in West Virginia Elk River Sickens Hundreds

Freedom Industries Elk River Chemical Spill

Charleston, WV: According to West Virginia State Health officials, at least five people have been hospitalized and hundreds of residents have called the West Virginia Poison Center to report concerns or symptoms of toxic exposure related to a chemical spill in the Elk River, including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, rashes, headache, and reddened skin.

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