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EPA: State should map gas wells, set radiation limits

ALBANY — The Environmental Protection Agency says New York regulators should set limits for radioactive materials in gas-drilling wastewater sent to public treatment plants before allowing any hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells in the state. That’s one of the ...

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Fracking debated at hearing in Binghamton

BINGHAMTON — About 100 people are listening to impassioned arguments about natural gas drilling at a hearing in Binghamton, the epicenter of expected development in New York of the Marcellus Shale formation. Local officials and residents are making three-minute statements about hydraulic fracturing.

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NY signals slowdown in drilling review

ALBANY — Gas-drilling opponents are praising the state’s environmental commissioner for extending an advisory panel’s review of hydraulic fracturing of gas wells in New York’s part of the Marcellus Shale formation. Joe Martens, who heads the Department of Environmental Conservation ...

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