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Moncton Hospital doctors call for moratorium on fracking for natural gas

06/28/2012

Physicians of the Moncton Hospital, Moncton, New Brunswick passed a motion calling for a moratorium on natural gas extraction using high volume hydraulic fracturing. The motion reads, ““At the Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting, June 12th, 2012 the physicians of the Moncton Hospital passed a motion to support a moratorium on natural gas extraction using high volume hydraulic  fracturing in New Brunswick until valid scientific information is  available to evaluate the process for its potential effects on human  health and the environment.” The statement will be sent to the Premier of NB, all affected Ministers in the Government, all MLA’s and to everyone at local City Council stating the position of the medical staff. June 12, 2012    

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Sackville New Brunswick physicians call for shale gas moratorium

06/28/2012

Doctors at Sackville Memorial Hospital, Sackville, New Brunswick unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a moratorium on shale gas development including fracking “until there is a full assessment of health issues using evidence-based information to determine whether public health can be adequately protected, and if so, how this can be done.” The full text of the resolution reads, Resolved: “That the Sackville Memorial Hospital Medical Staff add its voice to the New Brunswick College of Family Physicians calling for a moratorium on shale gas development and hydraulic fracturing in the province. We wish to reiterate the concern of the New Brunswick College of Family Physician that the potential health risks may outweigh the benefits of this industry. We believe there are potential health risks from a variety of sources including potential contamination of public and private water supplies, air pollution from gas operations, storage and disposal of radioactive wastewater, and possible spills of toxic chemicals. We believe that the health of children including the unborn may be especially at risk. We believe that adequate health studies do not yet exist to fully understand the health risks of this industry and that more studies are needed. We believe that there is […]

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