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Fighting Off a Petrochemical Future in the Ohio River Valley

Shell Ethane Cracker plant. Photo: Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance

Yes! Magazine

“Fracking makes people sick. It makes people very sick,” says Ned Ketyer, a retired pediatrician and board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a physician-led organization focused on environmental health.

With the imminent opening of Shell’s cracker plant, Ketyer says there will be even more risks to health on the horizon from the plant’s emissions, including nitrogen oxide, ozone, and volatile organic compounds, as well as the increased demand for fracked gas.

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