New Rules Introduced for Radioactive Drilling Waste in Ohio

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
The Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Ohio Department of Natural Resources unveiled proposed legislation Monday that would tighten regulations dealing with low-level radioactive wastes from drilling for natural gas in the state’s Utica shale.
The legislation “provides for greater oversight and coordination” among the state agencies to oversee the safe disposal in Ohio landfills of drilling muds — earthen materials, sometimes contaminated with oil-based substances — the agencies said in a three-page fact sheet.
A coalition of Ohio eco-groups last December pushed for tighter state rules on such wastes.
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