New Jersey Senate Approves Bill Banning Fracking Waste
The New Jersey Senate approved a bill banning fracking waste by a 31-5 vote. Senate Bill 678 will ban the release and disposal of wastewater and other by-products that result from hydraulic fracking within the state’s boundaries. New Jersey is the second state in the union to ban wastewater from fracking practices, and proponents of the bill state that enforcing and strengthening the rules may lead to a complete ban on fracking in and around the Delaware River Basin in the future.
Waste that originates from hydraulic fracking may pose serious environmental hazards to the residents and communities in the area if it is improperly disposed and leaks into the water supply. When soil contamination occurs near the disposal site, it may compromise the health of many individuals. Several health risks come from the business of fracking such as respiratory issues, pregnancy complications, and many more adverse medical conditions.
If you or your loved ones developed health issues due to fracking, contact our South Jersey environmental lawyers at Williams Cedar to file a claim. To schedule a free consultation, contact 215-557-0099 or contact us online. We represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and nationwide from our offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Haddonfield, New Jersey.