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Lukasewicz wasn’t always opposed to landfill

At a recent debate, Lackawanna County commissioner candidate Thomas Lukasewicz said he thinks Keystone Sanitary Landfill should close. The stance certainly endears him to people who oppose the landfill’s controversial proposed expansion. However, Mr. Lukasewicz, the Throop Council president who for years opposed Keystone’s desire to take more industrial waste, was not always so opposed to the landfill’s existence. Since ...

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Landfill drops request for tenfold radiation increase

A Wayne County hazardous waste landfill, under scrutiny for taking other state’s low-activity radioactive wastes from oil and gas fracking, has withdrawn a request to state regulators to increase its allowed radiation limits tenfold. Wayne Disposal Inc., operated by USEcology in Van Buren Township, made the decision as Gov. Rick Snyder has convened a special panel looking at the state’s ...

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Landfill officials hold open house on efforts to add solidification services in Erie

Considering the town’s recent history, it was hardly surprising that concerns about waste from oil and gas development were front and center at an open house held Monday by officials with Erie’s Front Range Landfill. The landfill is seeking to get permission from town leadership to build a liquid waste solidification facility on its existing grounds located at 1830 Weld ...

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Bill would keep other states’ radioactive fracking waste out of Michigan


Keith Matheny | Detroit Free Press A state senator says he wants to prevent Michigan from further becoming other states’ dumping ground for low-level radioactive waste from the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said Thursday that he plans to introduce legislation to stop companies in other states, such as Pennsylvania, from dumping ...

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States pass the buck on radioactive waste disposal


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media An article today on Public Radio International explores the literal fallout of Marcellus shale drilling: irradiated rock fragments known as drill cuttings. The Marcellus is an unusually radioactive geological formation. PRI reports that studies have found its radiation levels are about three times as high as comparable shales, and samples of underground, mineral-heavy water ...

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Landfill expansion aims to provide full range of disposal services to oil and gas industries


By Anya Litvak / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Max Environmental Technologies, an Upper St. Clair firm that operates two landfills and provides half a dozen other services to the oil and gas industry, is planning a major expansion at its Bulger waste disposal site in Washington County. The new project, which is still several years from breaking ground, would cost about $20 ...

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Montana DEQ orders company to cease operations


BILLINGS, Mont. (AP)— The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has ordered a trucking company to cease operations in the eastern part of the state. DEQ officials said Dual Trucking and Transport, of Houma, La., has been accumulating mildly radioactive Bakken oil production waste at a landfill near Bainville without a permit. The waste site is a couple hundred yards upwind from ...

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Potentially radioactive material spilling out of trailers near Watford City


February 22, 2014 9:20 am  •  By Lauren Donovan MCKENZIE COUNTY — Federal and state health officials are investigating leaking trailers loaded with thousands of pounds of potentially radioactive filter socks and debris parked on rural property southwest of Watford City. A special agent with the Environmental Protection Agency criminal investigations unit is assigned to the case and a radiation control team from ...

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Dickinson landfill’s life expectancy shortened by growth


By Katherine Grandstrand on Jan 22, 2014 at 10:09 p.m. More people in an area means more trash. More trash means worn-out equipment and a landfill that will hit capacity sooner than expected. With the blessing of the Dickinson City Commission, the Dickinson Solid Waste Department will begin to look at expanding the landfill and changing up operations, moving away from the baler ...

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