Fracking, Radioactive Brine and Icy Roads

Date(s) - March 27, 2022
9:30 am - 10:45 am

Speakers: Cheryl Johncox, Fossil Fuels Organizer, Sierra Club, and Ted Auch, Ph.D., Director, FracTracker Alliance, Great Lakes Program.

The brine that the fracking industry produces as waste is being used on Ohio’s roads as a de-icer. Limited testing indicates the brine contains radioactive concentrations that can pollute soil or become airborne as radioactive dust, thus contaminating drinking water and agricultural products. This toxic radioactive waste is also disposed of in Class II Injection wells where it can also contaminate groundwater.