Fracking risk ‘low if run properly’

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The risks to people’s health from fracking are low as long as the process is “properly run and regulated”, health officials have said.

Public Health England (PHE) - an agency of the Department of Health - published a report saying the risks from air pollutants, radon and contamination of ground water and drinking water were low provided safeguards were in place. The report - described as an “initial review” - is based on research mostly from the US.

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