Oil & Gas Brine Spreading Halted

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Oil & Gas Brine Spreading Halted

The use of oil & gas brines for dust suppression has been put on hold by DEP in response to a recent decision by the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board. DEP is currently reviewing the outcome of the decision, and determining potential next steps. At this point, municipalities seeking authority to use oil & gas brines for dust suppressant through the beneficial reuse program may not do so. For more information please see the attached fact sheet by Lara Fowler and Garrett Peterson of Penn State Law.