Monday, January 28, 2013

Ohio to Accept Fracking Brine at Landfills?

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
Could Ohio landfills soon start accepting large volumes of solidified briny waste from shale drilling in Ohio and other states?
The state has not approved such shipments, but is poised — at least on paper — to open the door for drillers to use this new disposal option. That could result in tens of millions of gallons of drilling liquids being solidified and dumped in Ohio’s 40 landfills.
The possibility is spelled out in a three-page advisory the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency released in September with major input from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The agencies would need to approve such requests from landfills.
Read the whole article here. 

This doesn't really sound like a good idea, does it?

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