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"Fracking boom spurs environmental audit" Swackhamer in Nature

Deb Swackhamer attended a conference on Hydraulic Fracturing and Health at the Institutes of Medicine in D.C. with other key EPA advisers to identify hurdles in determining local health impacts of hydraulic fracturing operations.

Swackhamer was quoted in Nature discussing challenges: "The big threats to public health are in wastewater pits and storage and also during transportation when you are trucking around contaminated water," says Deborah Swackhamer, an environmental chemist at the University of Minnesota in St Paul. "You can have spills or leaks or flooding."

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