TRENTON _ The State Senate voted Monday 30-5 to pass a bill banning fracking waste in the state.
If it becomes law, New Jersey would become the second state in the nation to ban fracking waste and the first state in the Delaware River basin to do so.
There is an imminent need for such a law, environmentalists said. Another law passed this summer created a loophole for the Chemours/DuPont Chamber Works facility in Salem County to seek DEP approval to begin importing hazardous waste from other states.
The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters said it was pleased the legislature is taking up the issue.
"Our families and businesses deserve to be protected against dangerous toxic waste," said Ed Potosnak, executive director of the League.