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South Windsor Looking At Ordinance Banning Fracking Waste

In the early 1990s, South Windsor was considered for a temporary waste dump for low-level nuclear waste from the Millstone nuclear power plant. The town fought it off.

Now Town Manager Matthew B. Galligan is looking into joining other towns and cities across the state creating an ordinance banning fracking waste from coming into South Windsor.

“This almost goes back to the old days when you had the issue about the dump site they wanted to put in town,” he said. “You don’t want to go through that again.”

Ordinances have been passed by 33 towns and cities — including neighbors in Windsor and Bloomfield — banning the storage or use of fracking waste. Fracking is a technique...