Environmental and Health Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

Environmental and Health Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

By: Debra A. Kaden (editor), Tracie L. Rose (editor)Paperback

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Environmental and Health Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development offers a series of authoritative perspectives from varied viewpoints on key issues relevant in the use of directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, providing a timely presentation of requisite information on the implications of these technologies for those connected to unconventional oil and shale gas development. Utilizing expertise from a range of contributors in academia, non-governmental organizations, and the oil and gas industry, Environmental and Health Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development is an essential resource for academics and professionals in the oil and gas, environmental, and health and safety industries as well as for policy makers.

About Author

Dr. Debra A. Kaden has more than 25 years' experience in toxicology and environmental health sciences, with emphasis in the area of air toxics. She is a senior practitioner in ENVIRON's Occupational Health and Safety practice. Debra is a member of the International Society for Exposure Science-where she sits on the council-as well as a member of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), and serves as president of the New England chapter of SRA. Debra has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications in toxicology and environmental health sciences. She has spearheaded critical reviews of the state of science to identify research priorities for understanding exposure and health effects of mobile source air toxics, diesel exhaust and electric and magnetic fields. Debra also has organized and convened workshops and conferences on scientific topics relevant to air pollution. Tracie L. Rose is a cultural anthropologist with more than 25 years of experience supporting all aspects of dispute resolution, including bankruptcies, trial arbitration and both real and threatened litigation. She is currently a Principal at in RHP Risk Management. Her experience in dispute resolution, litigation and trial include mass tort, class action, product liability, premises liability, regulatory, due diligence, environmental, chemical release and exposure, accounting liability, bankruptcy, antitrust, non-competition and insurance actions in both state and federal jurisdictions. She is experienced in document mining and objective analysis across many topics.Tracie has published on and presented on topics related to health risk, exposure analysis, and risk communication. She lives with her husband, Don, in the suburbs of Chicago and has 2 adult children, Jessica and Wyatt, and daughter-in-law, Kate.


Introduction 1. The Unconventional Oil and Gas Process and an Introduction to Exposure Pathways 2. Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Gas: Economic Rewards and Risks 3. Methane Emissions from the Natural Gas Supply Chain 4. A Review of Drinking Water Contamination Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing 5. Water Use and Wastewater Management: Interrelated Issues with Unique Problems and Solutions 6. A Primer on Litigation That Involves Alleged Water Well Contamination 7. Occupational Health and Safety Aspects of Oil and Gas Extraction 8. Public Health, Risk Perception & Risk Communication: Unconventional Shale Gas in the United States and the European Union 9. Transportation of Shale Gas and Oil Resources 10. An Evaluation of the Hydraulic Fracturing Literature for the Determination of Cause-Effect Relationships and the Analysis of Environmental Risk and Sustainability 11. Induced Seismicity 12. State and Federal Oil and Gas Regulations 13. The International Perspective of Challenges and Constraints in Shale Gas Extraction

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  • ISBN13: 9780128041116
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 286
  • ID: 9780128041116
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 0128041110

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