Oregon Landfill Took 2M Pounds of Radioactive Fracking Waste

New York Times | Feb 14, 2020 at 5:35 PM
  • Arlington is about 140 miles (225 kilometers) east of Portland.
  • With landfill officials’ permission, a Montana company dumped the waste, some of which registered radium at 300 times the state’s limits.
  • On average, the waste dumped at the landfill about eight miles (13 kilometers) from the Columbia River registered radium at 140 picocuries per gram, according to Jeff Burright, a state nuclear waste remediation specialist.