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State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking

State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking

Connecticut is betting big that natural gas will give us a cheaper and cleaner energy future than fuels like oil and coal. The problem with that wager could turn on how we're going to handle fracking and the hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic waste it produces.

Environmentalists say it's an issue we can't dodge for long, and they're once again gearing up to force state government to take a stand.

Without action, activists like Louis Burch of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment insist, people here "are vulnerable to this waste coming into our state, contaminating ground water and surface water resources."

Energy industry and business types are...

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