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Nova Scotia to ban waste water imports from shale gas fracking

Environment Minister Randy Delorey says a ban is appropriate given that there is a moratorium on fracking.


HALIFAX – Waste water from hydraulic fracturing would not be allowed to be imported into Nova Scotia under legislation.

Provincial Environment Minister Randy Delorey says a ban is appropriate given that there is a moratorium on fracking while an independent review of the process is underway.

Delorey says once passed, the legislation shouldn’t have to be amended, regardless of whether the province decides to allow fracking.

He says the Environment Department is trying to deal with waste water from shale gas exploration in Kennetcook six years ago.

He says the department should be ready soon to announce what it will do with waste water contained in ponds in Debert and Kennetcook, though he added it will not be sent elsewhere.

©The Canadian Press