I guess they decided that if dumping fracking filth on the roads and in water treatment plants is illegal in Texas, the World’s Capital of Frack Filth. Maybe it’s not such a hot idea for New York, unless you think Radium 226 on your tires improves traction.
No Frack Waste in Onondaga County
Syracuse, N.Y. — The salty fluids from hydrofracking will be banned from roads and treatment plants in Onondaga County starting Jan. 1.
With no discussion, the county Legislature today unanimously approved a law that forbids the treatment of hydrofracking fluids in any wastewater treatment plant and the spreading of it on roads to reduce ice.
“The toxins and radioactive materials found in hydraulic fracturing (“hydrofracking”) waste are detrimental to the public health and should be kept out of the county water supply and off county roadways,” the law reads.
“This is not a typical hydrofracking law that would polarize both sides,” said Legislator Michael Plochocki, R-Marcellus, chairman of the legislative Environmental Protection Committee. “This is an issue of hydrofracking waste and its proper disposal.”
Hydrofracking is not allowed in New York, which has had a moratorium for five years while the state environmental and health departments study it. It is allowed in other states, including Fracksylvania.
The law carries a $25,000 fine for each violation.
Four counties in New York have received permission to spread the fluids on roads,according to the environmental group Riverkeeper.