Residents protest hydraulic fracturing byproduct to potentially de-ice roads on Long Island

Both Nassau and Suffolk counties currently have laws

Both Nassau and Suffolk counties currently have laws that prevent fracking waste from being brought to county-owned sewage treatment plants or being used to de-ice county roads. (February 4, 2014 6:58 PM)

Residents protested Tuesday evening about concerns that potentially hazardous waste may make its way onto Long Island's roadways.

Environmentalist Patti Wood says that a dozen counties in upstate New York are using waste water from the process known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," to de-ice roads. Wood says she is concerned the water could be used on Long Island as well.


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