Tag: radioactive waste

PA Radioactive Oil & Gas Test Sites Uncovered & Mapped by Public Herald

Josh Pribanic, Melissa Troutman and the staff at Public Herald have worked hard to share these findings with the public. This is their documented report from January 2022. For about six years, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has obscured the radioactive hazards… Continue Reading “PA Radioactive Oil & Gas Test Sites Uncovered & Mapped by Public Herald”

NUCLEAR WASTE: Nuclear Power’s Big Downside

Exposed: The Most Polluted Place in the United States A new book investigates the toxic legacy of Hanford, the Washington state facility that produced plutonium for nuclear weapons. The Ask December 14, 2022 – by Tara Lohan This story was originally published by The Revelator. (… Continue Reading “NUCLEAR WASTE: Nuclear Power’s Big Downside”

LANDMARK LAWSUIT: Latkanich v Chevron, EQT, PFAS Defendants

Lawsuit filed October 28, 2022 in Washington County, Pennsylvania Washington County Courthouse Latkanich v. Chevron et al PFAS: The latest toxic concern for those near fracking By Kristina Marusic | Environmental Health News | August 4, 2022 For more than a decade, Bryan Latkanich… Continue Reading “LANDMARK LAWSUIT: Latkanich v Chevron, EQT, PFAS Defendants”

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”

Eureka Resources Back in the News

Employee dies of “chemical and thermal burns” from a “chemical explosion” in an industrial accident OSHA is investigating. Eureka Resources has a prior investigation history with OSHA: Source: United States Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration Some will recall this August… Continue Reading “Eureka Resources Back in the News”

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”

Fracking ‘Groundhog Day’ in Washington County PA

Just when we thought we had seen an end to leaky frac wastewater impoundments – the size of football fields – we see new permit requests. Be sure to comment! PA DEP Invites Comments On 2 Proposed Oil & Gas Wastewater Impoundments by Range… Continue Reading “Fracking ‘Groundhog Day’ in Washington County PA”

Westmoreland Landfill Leachate Back in the News

This same landfill created major problems for a Westmoreland sewage plant. Is this radioactive waste ending up in your morning coffee Pittsburgh? Photo: Landfill leachate in a storm water drainage ditch during an inspection by the PA DEP on August 25, 2022 at the… Continue Reading “Westmoreland Landfill Leachate Back in the News”

Grant Township Charter Banning Drilling Wastewater Injection Wells Struck Down by Commonwealth Court

Decision appealed to Pennsylvania Supreme Court By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest | August 18, 2022 On July 12, Grant Township’s Home Rule Charter banning frack waste injection wells was invalidated by the Commonwealth Court. The Township has appealed the decision to… Continue Reading “Grant Township Charter Banning Drilling Wastewater Injection Wells Struck Down by Commonwealth Court”

What’s That Smell?

Hickory and Mt. Pleasant Township were ground zero when Marcellus Shale fracking began in Pennsylvania back in 2004. As with many communities, gas development became an extremely divisive issue among neighbors. Today’s story by Mike Jones in the Observer-Reporter, DEP investigating mysterious odor emitted… Continue Reading “What’s That Smell?”