Radioactive Water Leaching from WV Landfills with Drill Cuttings?

Are drill cuttings from Marcellus Shale drilling in West Virginia that are disposed in landfills causing unsafe levels of radioactivity in water leaching from those landfills? Below is a lone article we noticed that makes that claim. It is the only such article we’ve seen, so we need to be very cautious. It makes some rather disturbing claims, as you’ll see.

The fact than no major news organizations have picked up on radioactive water potentially leaching from a few landfills in WV makes us think that maybe this one story is not all that credible (seeour layman’s analysis below). However, MDN has always prided itself on bringing the bad news as well as the good news with respect to fracking and shale drilling. We have nothing to hide when it comes to shale drilling. So we plant this issue “on our radar” to keep an eye on…

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