"Rejected Pa. Drilling Waste Brought To W.Va."

"Two months ago, Range Resources trucked two small containers of waste from its natural gas drilling operations in Washington County, Pennsylvania, to a local landfill.

Officials from the Arden Landfill in Chartiers turned away the material, when their normal monitoring turned up higher levels of radioactivity than Pennsylvania deems acceptable for normal landfill disposal.

After storing the waste at its well sites, Range Resources earlier this week hauled it to West Virginia, where it was accepted for disposal at the Meadowfill Landfill near Bridgeport.

Waste Management, which operates Meadowfill, never tested the material’s radioactivity levels. The facility doesn’t even have the equipment to do so."

Ken Ward Jr. reports for the Charleston Gazette May 29, 2014.

Thursday, May 29, 2014