7:17 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Landfill Drops Request to Increase Radiation Limits

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A review is currently being conducted of regulations on hazardous waste landfills
Gov. Snyder has convened a panel looking at regulations on disposing of technologically enhanced, naturally occurring radioactive materials A Wayne County hazardous waste landfill, under scrutiny for taking other state's low-activity radioactive wastes from oil and gas fracking, has withdrawn a request to state regulators to increase its allowed radiation limits tenfold.
6:36 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Detroit Area Landfill Seeks Increase in Radiation Allowance

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Application is under consideration with the state Department of Environmental Quality
A hazardous waste landfill near Belleville that has gained the attention of Michigan lawmakers for accepting low-activity radioactive oil and gas fracking waste from other states is seeking approval for a tenfold increase in allowable radiation levels in the materials it receives.
7:47 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Snyder Appoints Panel to Review Landfill Standards

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Regulations on accepting low-level radioactive waste have tightened in other states
LANSING, MI - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday ordered a review of disposal standards for low-radioactivity drilling waste, and a Metro Detroit landfill that accepts the material announced it will voluntarily suspend disposal until the review is complete.
6:30 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Bill Would Keep Out of State Fracking Waste Out of Michigan Landfills

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Other states have tightened regulations on the waste its landfills can accept
A state senator says he wants to prevent Michigan from further becoming other states' dumping ground for low-level radioactive waste from the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said Thursday that he plans to introduce legislation to stop companies in other states, such as Pennsylvania, from dumping low-level radioactive waste materials in Michigan landfills.
6:36 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Michigan Landfill Taking Radioactive Fracking Waste From Other States

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State environmental regulators says companies appear to be following prescribed regulations
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.