AKRON, Ohio (AP) - More than 50 activists and environment groups are urging the governor to answer questions about radioactive drilling wastes from Ohio and out of state.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports the coalition of activists fear the state isn't equipped to deal with radiation-laden drilling waste. They want Gov. John Kasich to direct several state agencies, including the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, to respond to specific questions about how radioactive waste is defined.
A Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols says his office received the letter. He said Ohio is working to strengthen its rules under provisions in the new state budget.
The governor had told the activists in a July 26 letter that the state's plan will require that such radioactive waste properly be tested, managed and disposed.
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