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“Northern Tier Counties Top State List of Marcellus Air Pollution”

Although overall, air pollution in the state is declining, emissions are rising in areas of high drilling concentration. These tend to be rural areas, which had not previously produced such air toxins like nitrogen oxides, which can increase asthma among children.

Bradford and Susquehanna counties led the state in the volume of air pollution released by companies producing and processing gas from the Marcellus Shale in 2011, according to data published this week by the Department of Environmental Protection.

Read more at: thetimes-tribune.com

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