Council to hold hearing on ordinances

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PROSPECT — An ordinance blocking fracking waste from the town will be considered at a hearing Tuesday.

The ordinance, titled “Ordinance Prohibiting Waste Associated with Natural Gas and Oil Extraction,” refers to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process in which pressurized liquid is sprayed into a well to fracture rock and ground in order to make oil and natural gas more accessible.

A similar measure was approved earlier this year in Naugatuck, where concerns were raised the waste could leech chemicals, such as oil, heavy metals, and brine, into groundwater.

Also on the hearing agenda is an amendment to an ordinance prohibiting blocking intersections, and the citation hearing procedure.

The hearing will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Prospect Town Hall, 36 Center St.