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Key gas drilling health study collecting Pa. data

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Almost two years after it began, a much-publicized plan to study possible health impacts from gas drilling is still in the process of collecting data.

Geisinger Health Systems of Danville began seeking partners for the long-term project in early 2012. It's secured at least $1.3 million in funding to date and has attracted a wide range of medical and academic partners. The goal is to build a database that will be available to researchers everywhere.

Geisinger spokeswoman Patti Urosevich says the project has collected data on air pollution emissions and the locations of gas wells and compressor stations, which feed pipelines.

Geisinger researchers plan to study rates of asthma, premature births, and motor vehicle injuries in areas with heavy drilling activity, but there's no specific schedule for publishing yet.

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