Sep 2, 2014

Van Buren landfill seeks tenfold increase in radiation allowances

12:29 PM, September 2, 2014 

A hazardous waste landfill near Belleville [see map below] that has gained the attention of Michigan lawmakers for accepting low-activity radioactive oil and gas fracking waste from other states is seeking approval for a tenfold increase in allowable radiation levels in the materials it receives.

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How to make your voice heard

USEcology is asking the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to allow it a tenfold increase in the level of radiation in waste it stores at its Wayne Disposal landfill in Van Buren Township.
To voice an opinion on the request:
Contact the Snyder administration:
Gov. Rick Snyder: 517-373-3400 or P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: 800-662-9278
Contact your state representative or senator:
Visit and click “contact your representative” or “contact your senator” to find the lawmakers who represent you and how to contact them.

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