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      Health professionals rally in Syracuse for independent study on effects of fracking

      Dozens of concerned Central New York medical professionals gathered at the Department of Health office in downtown Syracuse on Wednesday to rally against Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan for an internal health review of fracking and in favor of an open and independent study before any decision on the controversial process is made.

      The rally was put on by a group known as "New Yorkers Against Fracking." Opponents of fracking, which involves pumping gallons of chemicals and water into the earth to release gas, have enviromental concerns which include potentail damage to drinking water.