Colorado: Some low-level radioactive waste handled illegally
September 22, 2017
DENVER (AP) — Colorado health officials say low-level radioactive waste from the oil and gas industry has been buried illegally in landfills that aren't approved to handle it.
State Department of Public Health and Environment officials said they do not know how much of the waste has been buried improperly, the Denver Post reported Friday (http://dpo.st/2xtIiwR).
Officials said they do not know of any imminent public health threat from the practice. Landfill operators are required to monitor any water that leaches through their sites, the department said.
Exposure to radioactivity can caus...