The fracking process used to extract natural gas has been vilified for the millions of gallons of fresh water it uses, and the amount of waste water it produces. But drilling also generates leftover dirt, rocks, and mud that gets trucked off to landfills. Many people have raised concerns about the potential contaminants in that dirt, and whether it poses an environmental threat. WCPN's Michelle Kanu tells us now about the radioactive nature of that waste, and what the state is doing to keep tabs on it.
The upcoming changes to Cincinnati's garbage collection policies have prompted many questions. Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Tiffaney Hardy from the City Manager's office and Mike Robinson, Cincinnati's Director of Public Services.