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March 25, 2014

City, county consider hydrofracking regs

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PLATTSBURGH —

McManus said the main concern is keeping hydrofracking waste out of the landfill.

“It doesn’t seem feasible for companies to truck the waste up here because of the distance and cost, so that probably will never be a problem, but the general feeling is that we should go on record saying we feel this is dangerous to have in our landfill and on our roads,” he said.

OPPOSES BRINE

Brine is not used on Clinton County roads, McManus said.

With its high levels of chloride, benzene and toluene (a benzene derivative that smells like paint thinner), brine can reportedly can get into water systems and cause health problems.

“This issue will have gone through three committees, so I think there should be enough support for a resolution,” McManus said.

“I certainly support it.”

Email Joe LoTemplio:jlotemplio@pressrepublican.com

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