Riverkeeper Raises Concern Over Fracking Waste As De-Icer For NY Roads

"A New York environmental group says the use of fracking waste on some of the state’s roads is occurring more than initially thought. The state agency that regulates the use of fracking brine says it ensures the waste does not have high concentrations of pollutants."

"Kate Hudson is watershed program director for environmental group Riverkeeper. She says she found information about the use of fracking waste to de-ice some of New York’s roads while working with local groups in Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Albany Counties to ban the use and disposal of fracking waste. She says while advocating for county-level bans:

'We stumbled on the fact that the brine spreading was occurring and that this was something that we thought it was occurring, said Hudson. 'We did not know the extent to which it was occurring.'"

Allison Dunne reports for WAMC/Northeast Public Radio December 10, 2013.

Source: WAMC, 12/11/2013