“My name is Janice Blancock, my son passed away on August 7th 2016. He was a healthy young teenage boy, out playing basketball. He woke up in the middle of the night on Thanksgiving break with excruciating pain and numbness in his legs. They diagnosed him with Ewings Sarcoma which is a rare form of cancer. Since then I’ve come to learn about fracking and the fracking process. I kind of just have to believe that there’s something, that it’s related to that somehow.
I mean you figure, and I’m learning that you know what is in the shale, radioactive material. We are taking it out of there and bringing it up to where we are. It’s in our water, in our soil, it’s in the air we breathe. So, I’m just having a hard time believing that it’s not to do with fracking. But I lost my son, and to think of all the young people. I have children and grandchildren and I worry about their future because if it’s this bad now it can only get worse. That’s frightening”
– Janice Blancock, USA
– Brian Latkanich, Pennsylvania USA