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Redding residents vote to ban fracking waste storage, use

Redding residents have approved a ban on the use and storage of fracking waste.  Critics of fracking say the process for extracting oil or natural gas out of bedrock could contaminate groundwater.  A violation of the ordinance could result in a $250 fine and associated legal costs.  Fracking is not used in Connecticut, but the waste can be brought in and used as fill at construction sites.  Residents also approved funding for upgrades at the Redding Wastewater Treatment plant and adopted changes to the Land Use Applications ordinance and Land Use Fee Schedules.