SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY: NO COMMERCIAL INJECTION WASTE WELLS

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY: NO COMMERCIAL INJECTION WASTE WELLS

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Breathe Easy Susquehanna County started this petition to County Commissioner Chairman Betsy Arnold and

Act now to protect residents of Susquehanna County. Plans for an underground waste injection well for commercial disposal appear imminent.

Injection wells are associated with risks to drinking water/surface water/earthquakes/truck traffic/radioactivity/air quality and public health; click here to watch our own 3-minute video of experts explaining these risks, or here to watch a longer presentation. Links at the end of this petition provide more information.

We respectfully ask our County Commissioners to draft and pass a legally defensible INJECTION WELL ORDINANCE (Class 2 Salt Water) to protect our public health and safety from commercial radioactive toxic injection waste.

We ask the ordinance include requirements for minimum setbacks from occupied buildings, for baseline public health, air and water quality studies.

We ask a Host Community Agreement (HCA), like the one used in Jessup, be required to offset associated risk of earthquakes and subsequent property damage and devaluation.

Please review the Clara Township, Potter County PA injection well ordinance passed in 1987.

We ask for a requirement that our roadways be bonded to protect us as taxpayers from road damage associated with commercial transport of waste for disposal.

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Thank You,

Breathe Easy Susquehanna County (BESC)

More resources:

Columbus Dispatch: State Investigating Whether Injection Well Waste Affecting Drinking Water After Migrating Into Production Wells

PA House: Innamarato: Hearing Underscores Need to Close Hazardous Waste Loopholes

ProPublica: Injection Wells,The Poison Beneath Us

ARESCO: What Are Salt Water Disposal Wells?

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