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Town hall held in North Lima on the effects of gas drilling and health

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NORTH LIMA, Ohio - People who claim to suffer devastating effects from the fracking and gas drilling industry took part in a town hall meeting Saturday night in North Lima.

Randy Moyer was among them. He's a truck driver who transported brine waste from Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

He says he was exposed to radioactive material in the brine as he came in contact with it on many occasions on the well pad. He says it saturated his boots and infected the rest of his body through his feet.

For the past two years he has been dealing with complications from that exposure. "I laid on the floor of my house for 15 months burning. Nobody can put me out. It will come out and redo it and it will go through cycles now," Moyer said.

Moyer showed all the documents he has about his health and what his job duties were in the gas drilling industry. He says there is a doctor who is compiling his information for an environmental report.

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