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  •  The information below relates to Allegheny Co. (3+ / 0-)
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    marina, Lujane, Horace Boothroyd III

    in the south western part of NY State.  This area has already fought fracking and supported wind.  There is a moratorium in place for fracking permits in NYS right now, but if the waste from PA is shipped here, it will be almost as bad as having the fracking in NY in the first place, but with none of the economic benefits.

    The Hyland landfill in Angelica, NY  has submitted a proposal to the Dept. of Environmental Conservation to increase by 49% the amount of waste it accepts each day/month/year.  The primary reason for this seems to be that the hydrofracking industry in Pennsylvania doesn’t have sufficient landfill space to accept all the fracking waste that is being generated.

    Here is a link to the website of a person in Allegany who focuses on environmental issues. He happens to be an attorney, but consider him an informed citizen. You can learn more here – particularly about how radioactive waste will find its way into the Genesee River and what will happen to it after that.

    The public has until July 21st to comment to the DEC about the proposal by Hyland Landfill. I am informing  you today to:

    1.) ask you to take a bit of time to learn more about this situation and how it can affects our environment and health

    2.) ask you to comment by email or letter by July 21st.  Comments of course can be pro or con.

    3.) ask you to share this information with others you know who may also become better informed, and who may then also comment.

    Through this process, we, the citizens, get to influence government decisions ---  by making our opinions heard.  I hope you will exercise this privilege in whatever way you deem appropriate.


    Thank you, I know there are concerned New Yorkers who will make their voices heard, even though there are few here tonight who live in the far west part of the state.

    The Genesee River flows into the Lake Ontario.  This makes the Angelica landfill a serious problem for folks in Rochester and all the counties that border the lake.  The health of Lake Ontario is also a concern to many Canadians, including those from Toronto.

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    by weck on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 05:22:59 PM PDT

    •  The solid waste should really be (2+ / 0-)
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      weck, Horace Boothroyd III

      considered as hazardous waste. I believe they are starting to look at it that way, but it has an exemption, one of those Halliburton loopholes, that allows it to be shipped to regular landfills in the mean time.

      Horrendously, and Horace Boothroyd III reveals it here, Pennsylvania DEP allows some of this waste to be buried on site, folded into a liner. So much for restoring the site.

      I don't want fracking in Pennsylvania and I sure don't want our waste to go anywhere else, especially NY where people have been fighting so hard to keep fracking out. And Ohio where our nasty liquid fracking fluids are pumped into injection wells.

      I wish it were all just a bad dream.

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