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Does Drilling Really Spread STDs?

Here’s the report House Democrat Mike Sturla referenced, when he made comments about drillers spreading STDs among the “womenfolk.”
Troy Community Hospital presented to the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission in May. The references to an increase in Bradford County STD levels  are highlighted.
Update: Hospital administrator Staci Covey says her information was “anecdotal,” but maintains the hospital has seen a definite increase in the number of STDs it has treated in recent years. We’re working on finding specific stats for Bradford County.

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