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Complaints in Western NY raise questions about drilling safety

Information obtained by a local environmental activist is raising questions about the safety of natural gas drilling.

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY -- Walter Hang, of Toxics Targeting, used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain more than 140 complaints filed with the Chautauqua County Health Department by residents living near drilling rigs. The complaints, filed over a 25 year period, correspond with the time when gas drilling started in Western New York.

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