Environmental groups want ban on certain de-icing brines citing concerns over radioactivity

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COLUMBUS (WBNS) – Environmental watchdogs in Ohio want at least one de-icing product and certain types of brine banned from being used on Ohio roads – citing concerns about their radioactivity.Their calls for the ban come despite a study by the Ohio Department of Health last year that found brines derived from oil and gas drilling pose a negligible risk to the public.But an environmental group and other scientists interviewed by 10 Investigates say they remain unconvinced and that further study is needed on the certain brines that contain high amounts of radium – a known carcinogen.Ohio is one of 13 states that allows for the spreading of raw conventional well brine – leftover wastewater from oil and gas drilling – to be used as a de-icer in the winter...

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Environmental groups want ban on certain de-icing brines citing concerns over radioactivity

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