Rural Pennsylvanians blaming hydraulic fracturing's chemically treated water pools for human and livestock illnesses

An article featured in The New York Times Magazine offers an in-depth look at how the initial enthusiasm expressed over the natural gas boom in rural Pennsylvania has since turned to fear over health concerns. Several residents who live within close proximity of the ponds used to store water used during the hydraulic fracturing process claim contamination is responsible for their illnesses as well as death and deformities of their livestock. For more, read the full story here.