Letters to the Editor

August 24, 2014 8:00 PM

William Delamar: Fracking and radon

One concern that I have with fracking is the real possibility of creating radon gas issues in homes and businesses that will not be detected. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer and enters the home in one of three ways: subsoil gas, well water and emanation from building materials. Estimates are that 21,000 people die each year from radon gas-induced lung cancer.

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