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Truck Delivering Waste From Fracking Operation Quarantined at Hazardous Waste Landfill As Too Dangerous

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On April 19, a truck delivering waste from a fracking operation in Greene County, PA, was quarantined after being rejected by a hazardous waste landfill as too dangerous. The truck was carrying highly radioactive radium-226 in concentrations 86 times higher than allowed per EPA limits. Radium is a routine by-product of fracking — the fossil fuel extraction method behind the ongoing “natural gas boom.” Radium, it should be noted, is a routine by-product of fracking — the fossil fuel extraction method behind the ongoing “natural gas boom.” “Radium is a well known contaminant in fracking operations,” writes Jeff McMahon at Forbes. John Poister, a spokesperson for Pennsylvania’s Dept of Environmental Protection, said “the material in question is radium 226, which is what we expect from shale drill cuttings.” Radium-226 is linked to various forms of cancer

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Whether via fracking, or sulfide mining, greed and... by Michael Germain on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 9:11:05 AM
Unfortunately, the Koch's and others have spent to... by Dennis Kaiser on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:18:38 AM
...dump these toxins on THEIR front lawns. Lets st... by Ginger McClemons on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 2:04:14 PM
Although the hazards would not remain solely on th... by Dennis Kaiser on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 3:27:17 PM
I seriously doubt that any of them reside anywhere... by Jill Herendeen on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10:25:53 AM
All these laws they pass keeps them out of harm's ... by Dennis Kaiser on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 11:55:09 AM
A lot of these toxins are put in places that, soon... by Richard Pietrasz on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 4:18:33 PM
...will be able to afford the technology which neu... by Jill Herendeen on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 12:48:57 PM
This can't be so. The really pretty young female f... by Andrew Schettino on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 3:30:31 PM
Surely the corps would not lie for profit.. even a... by Judy Swindler on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 4:47:54 PM