Michigan landfill taking other states’ radioactive fracking waste

Read the full story in the Detroit Free Press.

As other states ban landfills from accepting low-level radioactive waste, up to 36 tons of the sludge already rejected by two other states was slated to arrive in Michigan late last week.

Wayne Disposal landfill located between Willow Run Airport and I-94 near Belleville is one of the few landfills in the eastern and Midwestern U.S. licensed to accept the radioactive waste, which has been collected by a Pennsylvania hydraulic fracking operation.

As regulations tighten in other states, companies are turning to Michigan as the radioactive sludge’s dumping ground.

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