July 2, 2013

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Rockland exec signs fracking waste law

NEW CITY – Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef signed into law legislation banning the of fracking waste, its processing at all wastewater treatment plants and its application on all roads including for deicing and dust control in the county.

“This law will help prevent hazardous by-products from contaminating Rockland’s water and environment,” Vanderhoef said on Monday.

Other area counties that have adopted similar local laws include Ulster, Orange, Putnam and Westchester.

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