Ban Fracking Waste in Westchester County!

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frackingHorizontal hydrofracking for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale is producing millions of gallons of radioactive wastewater. Naturally occurring radioactive material (primarily radium -226, a derivative of uranium), has been buried deep underground for millions of years, but hydrofracturing brings it up to the surface. Getting rid of it is a huge problem.

The gas industry thinks they can partially solve this problem by offering their radioactive wastewater at low or no cost to rural and suburban counties to spread on their roads for dust control and deicing. Exposure to radium-226 is linked to bone, liver, and breast cancers. If radioactive wastewater is used in out communities, it will contaminate our water, our air, and our land. if it is spread in agricultural areas it will contaminate our food supply. This is unacceptable.

 

If you don't want radioactive waste spread on the roads in your town, call your County Legislator and let them know that is unacceptable to spread radioactive waste anywhere in our County!

Board of Legislators Districts and Phone Numbers

John Testa-
Peekskill, Buchanan, Yorktown -914.995.2828

Peter Harckham-
Somers, Bedford, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge-914.995.2810 

Michael Smith-
Mount Pleasant, Pleasantville, North Castle- 914.995.2847

Michael Kaplowitz-
Yorktown, New Castle, Somers- 914.995.2848 

William Ryan-
White Plains, Scarsdale, Harrison- 914.995.2827

David Gelfarb-
Harrison, Rye Brook, Port Chester- 914.995.2834

Judith Myers-
Mamaroneck, Rye, Larchmont, Harrison, New Rochelle-914.995.2802

Alfreda Williams-
Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Elmsford, Greenburgh - 914.995.2833

Catherine Borgia-
Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Peekskill-914.995.2812

Sheila Marcotte-
Eastchester, Tuckahoe, New Rochelle- 914.995.2817

James Maisano-
Pelham, Pelham Manor, New Rochelle- 914.995.2826

MaryJane Shimsky-
Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings on Hudson, Ardsley, Greenburgh- 914.995.2821

Lyndon Williams-
Mount Vernon- 914.995.2837

Bernice Spreckman-
Yonkers, Mount Vernon- 914.995.2815

Gordon Burrows-
Yonkers, Bronxville- 914.995.2830

Kenneth Jenkins-
Yonkers- 914.995.2829

Virginia Perez-
Yonkers- 914.995.2846