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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Ohio Lawmakers Approve Dumping of Radioactive Fracking Waste in Landfills

Radioactive fracking waste is headed
to Ohio landfills
From WKSU News:
But Shaner says the budget does not do enough to regulate radioactive waste from the oil and gas drilling industry.
Shaner says fracking brings up large amounts of radioactive minerals from deep underground that under the new law are treated like ordinary waste.
LISTEN: Jack Shaner on radioactive waste
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“Our landfills in Ohio are in for truck load after truck load ... of drill cuttings, radioactive materials, and it ought to be carted away to landfills that are specifically designed, engineered, and regulated for this sort of radioactive waste. That’s not the plan in Ohio and we think that’s a real failing.”  
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