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On January 21, Rolling Stone published an article by journalist Justin Nobel titled “America’s Radioactive Secret.” The article discusses the radioactivity brought to the surface in oil and gas development and the many different pathways of contamination posed to the industry’s workers, the public and communities, and the environment. The reporting uncovered never-before-released reports from the oil and gas industry that highlight the problem and its risks to workers and the public, as well as recent court cases indisputably linking worker cancers to radioactivity exposure on the job. Read EHP's statement on the article. 


Read our newest blog post: Pregnant Women and Fracking: A Case for Special Concern


A note from the Environmental Health Project Board: We are formally announcing that EHP’s Executive Director, Raina Rippel, will be stepping down from her position in the coming months. Raina has done an extraordinary job leading EHP to be the effective and highly regarded environmental health organization that it is today. We thank her for her tireless efforts to support communities facing shale development. Raina is committed to ensuring a smooth transition as our search for a new Executive Director is now underway. The job announcement can be found here. Questions about the search can be directed to Beth Weinberger, who is chairing the search committee. She can be reached at bweinberger [at]


The Environmental Health Project (EHP) is a nonprofit public health organization that assists and supports residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond who believe their health has been, or could be, impacted by unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD or “fracking”). Our team of medical professionals, community service professionals, and public health scientists is here to help!

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