07 Jun: Bipartisan Gordon/Beck Bill Prohibiting Disposal Of ‘Fracking’ Wastes In Nj Clears Senate Committee

TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation Senators Bob Gordon and Jennifer Beck sponsored to prohibit the disposal and treatment of wastes from the practice of hydraulic fracturing – also known as “fracking” – anywhere within the state was today released by a Senate committee.

The sponsors said the measure (S-253) is necessary to prevent potential contamination of the state’s groundwater and sensitive environmental areas by the accidental release of fracking wastes, which can contain carcinogenic and other toxic chemical materials chemicals — including hydrochloric acid, benzene and methanol, among others.