New York Banned Fracking, But 460,000 Tons Of Fracking Waste Have Been Dumped There

Think Progress, February 6, 2015, By Emily Atkin

"New York’s ban on fracking hasn’t been enough to completely shield the state from its public health and environmental risks, a prominent state environment group charged on Friday.

In a report titled License to Dump, the group Environmental Advocates of New York (EANY) accused seven state landfills of accepting potentially hazardous waste from Pennsylvania’s fracked oil and gas wells. Using information obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the group said at least 460,000 tons of solid drilling waste — which can contain heavy metals, chemicals, and naturally occurring radioactive material — have been dumped in those landfills since 2010. ..."

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/06/3620219/fracking-waste-disposed-in-new-york/

Do you like this post?

Be the first to comment


Protecting Our Children's Air and Water