Siri and her husband Wayne Lawson in a sleepy, dirt-road township in Warren County, PA. They are
have been dealing with the reckless operation polluters for nearly 40 years.
The Lawsons township, Farmington Township, had recently got an approval from the DEP to spread “brine” on their roads for dust suppression.
This “Brine” contains mostly conventional and unconventional natural gas drilling waste water.
Waste water from all natural gas drilling has been known to contain radioactive radium 226 and 228.
This was happening on dirt roads all across Pennsylvania and is still happening on roads in Ohio.
Our case aimed to prove that the PA DEP didn’t have authority to permit this kind of activity.
Before we could file a motion, the PA DEP issued a moratorium on all approvals for brine road spreading, which is still in effect.
The case was dismissed as moot because they agreed with our legal argument in their written motion to dismiss.