Hundreds of trucks roll into the Seneca Meadows landfill in Seneca Falls every day, dumping your garbage.
But environmental advocates say, for years, trucks carried construction debris straight from Pennsylvania fracking sites.
“The concerns are that they can contain the hundreds of chemicals that are used during the process, some of these chemicals are known or suspected carcinogens,” says Liz Moran, Environmental Advocates of New York.
“Nobody really knows what goes in there,” says Bruce Ike.
Bruce Ike can see the landfill from his front yard. The idea of fracking waste being dumped so close to his home concerns him.
“I mean, we got the Finger Lakes, you got a lot of lakes and a lot of water bodies around here,” says Ike. “If they contaminate them, the entire tourist system and nine-yards is in jeopardy — if that’s true.”
According to a study published by the Environmental Advocates of New York, more than 600,000 gallons of hydrofracking waste has been dumped into five different upstate landfills including Seneca Meadows from 2010 to 2011. It includes drilling waste from Pennsylvania fracking sites.