When The Kids Started Getting Sick
The New Yorker - When The Kids Started Getting Sick
Published March 3, 2021
'Over the course of a decade, several young men in Cecil, a small town in southwestern Pennsylvania, were diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare and deadly form of bone cancer. Only three in a million people, on average, contract Ewing’s each year; four cases in a town of 12,000 seemed like a lot. “It was too many kids,” one mother said. As the families looked into the matter, they began to wonder whether the illnesses were related to fracking waste in the area.'