- Jul 8, 2019 4:33 pm GMT
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"A new study from Harvard University is reporting that about 65% of active underground natural gas storage wells are in residential urban and suburban areas, renewing concerns about the threat to public safety.
An estimated 53,000 people in six states live within one city block of the wells, according to the paper, released yesterday from the Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, published in the Journal of Environmental Health, is the first time — outside of California — researchers have looked at how many individuals live near wells similar to those that caused a mass evacuation in the Golden State four years ago, according to a C-CHANGE spokeswoman."