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CSG waste trail: Where has all the contaminated fracking filth gone?

Recent significant reductions in regulatory oversight of fracking operations have raised serious questions over Australia’s food and water security, writes Johanna Evans. WHAT HAPPENS to the enormous …

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Norwalk named ‘Climate Champion’ for banning fracking waste

NORWALK — Norwalk has received the “Climate Champion Award” for having passed an ordinance aimed at keeping fracking waste outside city limits.

The city was presented the award by Live Green, The Discovery Museum and Planetarium, and Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition, which held the Regional Conference for Sustainable Development at the museum in Bridgeport on June 5.

“It was really nice to find out that Norwalk received the award for passing the ordinance, and we’re definitely happy to join 45 other (Connecticut) municipalities in passing a fracking-waste ban ordinance,” said Norwalk Councilwoman Eloisa Melendez, a District A Democrat who chairs the council’s Ordinance Committee, before summarizing local support for the ban. “From the very first meeting, the room was packed.”

On May 22, the full council passed the new ordinance “Prohibiting Natural Gas Waste and Oil Waste from Natural Gas Extraction Activities within the City of Norwalk.” The ordinance is intended to discourage the transport or storage of fracking waste in Norwalk.

Fracking is a practice where water is forced deep into the ground to create cracks, releasing natural gas and oil. The water is mixed with chemicals that aid the process and can be exposed to radioactive deposits occurring naturally in the earth. Contaminated waste is a byproduct of the process.

Mayor Harry Rilling announced the award recognizing Norwalk’s effort to keep such waste at bay during Tuesday evening’s Common Council meeting. He and others counted the award as an example of ongoing efforts by the city and Board of Education to make Norwalk more environmentally friendly.

“Norwalk does want to be a green community and everything that we can possibly do to add to that, to do the things we need to do, to save energy, use more sustainable energy and reduce our carbon footprint is always something that’s desirable,” Rilling said. “I want to thank the council, too, because you’re a part of this, you’re a part of this process, and I think we’re making leaps and bounds that we probably haven’t seen in the city of Norwalk ever before.”

He credited Norwalk Building and Facilities Manager Alan Lo and Norwalk Public Schools Director of Facilities and Management Director Williams Hodel for spearheading many energy-saving initiatives.

One such initiave got unanimous support Tuesday evening to move forward.

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DEQ nears approval of expansion at hazardous waste facility in Detroit

Among the changes: the Georgia Street facility will no longer store or treat TENORM, a low-level radioactive waste from oil and gas fracking. The Georgia Street facility has operated safely for 40 years, providing “essential waste management services” for …

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Kentucky should reverse decision leaving radioactive fracking waste in Estill landfill

The decision by Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet to approve leaving the radioactive material illegally dumped in the Blue Ridge Landfill in place violates the clear intent of the Constitution of the United States. The very first sentence states …

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How Fracking Led To A Breakthrough In Underground Nuclear Waste Disposal

Deep Isolation is a recent start-up company from Berkeley by Muller and her father, Richard, that seeks to store nuclear waste safely at a much lower cost than existing strategies. The technology takes advantage of recently developed drilling technologies …

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Wolcott residents to ask council for fracking waste ban

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New palm oil processing methods promise zero waste

Engineers from the Malaysia branch of Nottingham University have developed new processes to minimise waste from the palm oil industry. Malaysia is the world’s second-largest producer of palm oil, which is used in countless household products and foodstuffs.

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Stamford reps vote to ban fracking waste

STAMFORD — Around Connecticut, towns are raising a chorus: If the state won’t ban fracking waste, we will. Now Stamford has added its voice. The Board of Representatives this week passed an ordinance that prohibits storage, disposal or processing of …

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Greenwich Conservation Advocates Support Fracking Waste Ban

From Greenwich Conservation Advocates: The RTM Subcommittee assigned to review a proposed Fracking Waste Ban held a public hearing in the Cone Room at Town Hall on May 1, 2018 at 7pm. Members of the public and RTM members provided feedback and …

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Fracking waste in NYC drinking water? Officials urge permanent ban

Brooklyn Daily Eagle An issue being decided by a commission most New Yorkers have never heard of has the potential to affect the health and economy of New York City. The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is in the process of deciding on new …

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