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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Groups Say Marcellus Waste Is Radioactive/Protest Disposal At NY Landfill

Groups protest Marcellus Shale waste at Chemung County Landfill

By G. Jeffrey Aaron •jgaaron@gannett.com
Star Gazette

TOWN OF CHEMUNG -- Local and state environmental groups joined together Friday to protest the Marcellus Shale waste that is being disposed of at the Chemung County Landfill.

The groups conducted a press conference armed with studies warning about the hazards of disposing the potentially radioactive drill cuttings and backed by regional environmentalists concerned about the shale's contaminants finding their way into local drinking water supplies.

The Residents for the Preservation of Lowman and Chemung and People for a Healthy Environment released a study by Radioactive Waste Management Associates that said "the disposal of drill cuttings from horizontal wells into the Marcellus Shale at the Chemung County Landfill are likely to result in significant risks to human health." More...

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