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March 5, 2013 7:01 AM

Fracking waste could go to N.C. coastal towns if ban is lifted

Forty years ago, when North Carolina banned using deep wells to permanently dump industrial waste, some thought the issue had been decided for good. Now state lawmakers who want to turn North Carolina into the nation’s next fracking hotspot are reopening the case for injecting brines and toxins deep underground.

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