The Times-Tribune Editorial Board points out that the potential addition of more toxins to the landfill in the form of flowback sand adds to a lengthy list of objections justifying opposition to the expansion. Many thanks to the Editorial Board for continuing to shed light on these matters of profound concern.
The more revelations that surface during Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s effort to win state approval for a massive expansion, the more troubling the scenario becomes.
The landfill has state approval to dispose of sand that is used in the underground natural gas-drilling process and washes back to the surface during hydraulic fracturing extraction. The disclosure was publicized by Friends of Lackawanna, a citizens group opposed to the dump expansion, following a recent state Department of Environmental Protection meeting regarding Keystone’s desire to move skyward by 165 vertical feet over more than four decades.