Senate passes ban on fracking waste in New Jersey

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MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – The state Senate voted Monday 30-5 to pass a bill banning fracking waste.

If it passes both houses and is signed by the governor, New Jersey would become the second state in the nation to ban fracking waste and the first state in the Delaware River basin to do so.

There is an imminent need for the law, the groups said, since another law passed this summer created a loophole for the Chemours/DuPont Chamber Works facility in Salem County to seek DEP approval to begin importing hazardous waste from other states …

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