WV Anti-Drillers Continue to Harp on Drill Cuttings in Landfills
Anti-drillers in West Virginia continue to beat the drums about drill cuttings (leftover rock, dirt and mud from shale drilling) being disposed of in landfills. The claim they make is that the state “quietly” carved out a “loophole” earlier this year that allows untold mountains of radioactive dirt to be dumped willy-nilly in the nearest landfill and as a result we’ll all be glowing in the dark any day now. Of course it’s bupkis, but it makes for great headlines.
Here’s the latest “keep the radioactive dirt issue alive” story from the AP, from a few weeks ago: