Category: Radioactive drilling waste

3 Major Natural Gas Articles from David Hess – PA Environment Digest Blog

Mr. Hess served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from 2001 to 2003, Executive Deputy at DEP from 1995 to 2001, as staff to the PA Senate Environmental Committee and various positions in the former Department of Environmental Resources, working on… Continue Reading “3 Major Natural Gas Articles from David Hess – PA Environment Digest Blog”

VIDEO: Creating a Healthy Home with Shale Gas Development Nearby

On-Demand Webinar: Creating A Healthy Home And Community With Shale Gas Development In Your Neighborhood By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | November 1, 2022 Center for Coalfield Justice, the Environmental Health Project, Physicians for Social Responsibility, FracTracker Alliance, and Mountain… Continue Reading “VIDEO: Creating a Healthy Home with Shale Gas Development Nearby”

Environmental Health in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Dr. Oz flip-flopped on the fracking issue in Pennsylvania. Is he now ignoring his health education and medical knowledge, just to garner votes? Kristina Marusic of Environmental Health News posted an excellent guide October 24, 2022 on the unique environmental health challenges facing Pittsburgh… Continue Reading “Environmental Health in Southwestern Pennsylvania”

Radioactive TENORM Waste from Fracking Operations in PA

By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | October 4, 2022 (NOTE: Images, documents and a video have have been added to the original blog) Shale gas fracking operations in Pennsylvania sent nearly 236,000 cubic feet [8,741 cubic yards] of radioactive TENORM… Continue Reading “Radioactive TENORM Waste from Fracking Operations in PA”

FLARING: Where ‘Cancer is Rife’

Definition of ‘Rife’ – In widespread existence, practice, or use; increasingly prevalent. An October 1, 2022 BBC story by Jess Kelly, Owen Pinnell & Esme Stallard paints the dark reality facing children and their parents around the oilfields in Iraq. That reality is more poignantly displayed in a video that shows… Continue Reading “FLARING: Where ‘Cancer is Rife’”

MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Disposing of liquid and solid drilling waste 2009-2015

This guest essay first appeared on Inquirer.com on September 16, 2022.  and was reprinted in the PA Environment Digest Blog on September 17, 2022. The deadline for submitting public comments on this process to DEP is Monday September 19. PA DEP Needs to Evaluate… Continue Reading “MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Disposing of liquid and solid drilling waste 2009-2015”

Proposed Landfill Leachate Evaporator: 45,000 gallons per day

Pa. DEP held 2 public hearings last week about a plan by a Westmoreland County landfill to build a gas-fired leachate evaporator (data sheet PDF). Environmentalists and nearby residents testified about their concerns, pointing out that the landfill accepts solid fracking waste that can… Continue Reading “Proposed Landfill Leachate Evaporator: 45,000 gallons per day”

Pa. Senator Says Pennsylvania Bypassed Feds & Issued “Illegal” Permit

Threatens Dimock Waterways With Radioactivity From Fracking File photo: Dimock billboard in August 2011 A story and podcast by Public Herald on August 29, 2022 tells of serious deficiencies and questionable practices at the PA DEP: Radium is not a required part of testing… Continue Reading “Pa. Senator Says Pennsylvania Bypassed Feds & Issued “Illegal” Permit”

Ohio EPA Dismisses Complaint Against Radioactive Waste Remediation Site

An August 22, 2022 story in The Intelligencer | Wheeling News Register indicates the complaint by Concerned Ohio River Residents (CORR) has been dismissed. “As part of this process, Austin Master Services received multiple permits to continue operations. The permits included the Permit-to-Install and… Continue Reading “Ohio EPA Dismisses Complaint Against Radioactive Waste Remediation Site”