Oil and gas wastewater contain proprietary chemical additives, heavy metals, radioactive material and salts that are toxic to our health and environment.
Yet drilling waste is insufficiently treated as “residual waste” under the PA Solid Waste Management Act which excludes oil and gas companies from the requirement to thoroughly test or treat waste prior to disposal in municipal landfills or at wastewater treatment facilities that discharge this waste into our waterways. We need to prioritize the health of our residents, workers, and environment.
Take Action! Email your state legislators today and urge them to support passage of bills that close the Leachate Loophole.