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Environmentalists Oppose Shipping Fracking Waste By Barge

NPR | Feb. 4, 2013 9:09 a.m.

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Fred Kight

As more oil and gas drilling takes place in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, there’s more liquid waste that needs disposing. A proposal to carry that waste to disposal sites using river barges is getting some attention. But some environmentalists say it’s just too risky a way to transport the waste.

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