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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gas Drilling Water Treatment Plant Near Ulysses

Gas Drilling Water Treatment Plant Near Ulysses

frac-water-hauling-484Members of Potter County Planning Commission (PCPC) reviewed a land development application for a shale gas wastewater treatment plant proposed for a property along Pa. Rt. 49, south on Ulysses Borough near the Allegheny River headwaters. 

PCPC has no authority to approve the facility, but the agency’s input is considered during the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection permit approval process. 

Local authority is vested with the Ulysses Township Planning Commission. The 34-acre property where REVH2O LLC plans to build a no-discharge water recycling plant was acquired from James and Sandra Hoopes on Nov. 15. An economic development grant from the Ben Franklin Technology Partners is part of the funding package.

29 comments :

Anonymous said...

Jim Hoopes is one of the three township supervisors voting on this plant. The county has no authority one way or another. I am sure that Jim Hoopes has only the best intentions for the township. (sarcasm)I bet they vote it in no matter what. Why else do you think he wanted to be a township supervisor.

Anonymous said...

I will answer that for you 4:29. Why else? So the township could be steamrolled into letting the big energy company build those big wind turbines you are going to see real soon. Any guess on who will make the most money leasing ground for the wind turbines?

Anonymous said...

AMEN 4:29...Mr Hoopes has forgotten how precious and beautiful this land is , now it is all about money in his pocket.

Anonymous said...

Who cares. This will create jobs!!!

Anonymous said...

The only group that has the authority to approve or deny this plant is the DEP. Petition them soon and often to save our pristine waters. If you don't, every drop of water from there to the gulf of Mexico will be contaminated by its outfall. There will be track water from every well within 100 miles or greater and released from here to flow past our home.

Anonymous said...

As usual you backwoods morons haven't got a clue. For one, the Ulysses Twp Planning Commission is NOT the same as the Ulysses Twp Supervisors. Mr. Hoopes is a Twp SUPERVISOR. And apparently you can't read, not that that is a surprise, but the article pointed out that this is to be a NO DISCHARGE plant. Which means that the water brought in for treatment will be trucked back out to drilling sites for continued use in the fracking process. If you want to talk about your pristine waters being messed up, perhaps you should go talk to the Ulysses Water Authority about the fine they got a while back for discharge of improperly treated water into a local aquifer? But you never seem to hear about that stuff, do you.

Anonymous said...

Do any of you pay attention to what is happening to our comunities here in potter in mckean co? The average age of the population is increasing, and getting close to averaging at or near retirement age. The population is also decreasing in number.

Whats that tell you, we are dying as a population. This is something that will bring highly skilled jobs to the very communities that need them the most.

And before you start saying that oh, its killing the land, it will never be the same... its ZERO discharge. If it doesnt go up here it will somewhere else and your son or daughter will not benefit at all from it.

We need to suport whats going on here, its vital to our survival.

Thank you for trying to the Hoopes family and all involved.

Anonymous said...

My understanding is that this is a treatment plant to KEEP the water PRISTENE,by treating the frack water, a good thing, I would think, people that are caring to keep our water clean would embrace this, especially because of the heavy monitoring that it will bring from the state

Anonymous said...

December 15, 2012 9:17:00 PM
The DEP is not able to deny the permit if the wastewater treatment plant is proposed, planned and constructed according to regulations.
Petitioning the DEP will do nothing. They are scrambling looking for places to put all the wastewater produced from the shale wells they permitted.
As long as Pennsylvania allows unconventional Shale gas exploration large volumes of wastewater will be produced.

It needs to go somewhere.
There is also a need for wastewater/frack fluid injection wells.
These are needed for the wastewater that can't be recycled. The very worst!
Potter's perfect it has a low population and lots of old deep wells.
Potter is at risk of becoming the wastewater capitol of Pennsylvania.








Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Who cares. This will create jobs!!!
Saturday, December 15, 2012 8:05:00 PM EST

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Yeah, that's what they said last time. Prove it.

All I got out of the deal so far was a torn up road that never gets fixed.

I don't see any homes selling around here, I still see just as much unemployment.

If anything this stuff is pushing people away.

Gatta B. Kiddin said...

So let me get this straight. They are bringing contaminated water in, processing it to remove the contaminants, and trucking the clean water back out to be used again. So....where do the contaminants go? Do they truck them back out to somewhere that they can dump them? What happens if there is a spill in the watershed? and don't try telling me that it will never happen, because I heard that same thing about the fracking not affecting peoples wells and spring and it has. Also, what is going to happen to our roads with continuous tanker truck traffic coming and going from all directions. Is it worth getting a handful of jobs in the county? Be realistic people.....the Hoopes family is only out to make money for themselves. Is it a coincidence that both Hoopes boys are immersed in the water and waste trucking business?

Anonymous said...

post 7:45.....he never did know how precious and beautiful our land is here in Potter county.

Anonymous said...

Did I miss how many jobs? Every little helps

Anonymous said...

i thought being in business is about making money

Anonymous said...

Since Shale gas development began,
this area has trucked millions of gallons of shale gas wastewater
to treatment facilities and injection wells out of the area.
People in the receiving communities haven't been thrilled to receive Potter's highly radioactive frack wastewater.
Perhaps Potter's Natural Gas Resource Center may be able to help.ROFL

Anonymous said...

The Ulysses township planning commission was appointed by and reports to the Ulysses township supervisors. The Ulysses township planning commission has no authority or voting action. The township supervisors hold more power than the county commissioners. Now that being said. Jim Hoopes is one of the three votes on this plant. The other two supervisors are puppets of Jim Hoopes. The plant will be approved!! No concern for the area will be considered. It will be 100% dollars for Hoopes, screw the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

How come this is not being done in his own backyard?

Anonymous said...

I think all you people better get your FACTS straight & get EDUCATED on the topic before you go shooting your mouth off !!

Anonymous said...

Why in the heck would Ulysses Township appoint a township planning commission? Almost every time that happens in a rural area, it is because there are some vested interests who want to strong-arm the township and bully everyone to get their own way.

Anonymous said...

Are there any old wells on the property? I ask because the next step could be an application to convert them into injection wells to get rid of the wastewater they can't recycle.

Anonymous said...

@12PM

Ulysses Twp already HAS w local planning commission. They don't need to create one, it's already there.

Anonymous said...

~~~ Anonymous said...
How come this is not being done in his own backyard?

Sunday, December 16, 2012 8:41:00 PM EST ~~~

... because he knows something that he wishes you didn't.

Anonymous said...

So let me get this right...What they state is a water recycling plant. Really is a waste/frack water recycling plant. Which frack "water" is a chemical concoction that would kill you if you drank it. no-one from the industry is man enough to split from the lies and tell people what is in it. And they need ultra clean water to run the reverse osmosis filtration system. So alot of the nearby wells waste water from miles around will be trucked in. Believe me it will be non-stop. And no one ever spills a drop right.
People...If we can extract safely then i am all in. But not with all the present lying, dishonesty,and negative environmental impacts.

Anonymous said...

just a comment on the Twp Supervisors---guess who else is on the board---an excavator!!! don't think he is not thinking about the money he can get in his pocket too--someone is going to be building this big pond!!!

Anonymous said...

hey 9:14 I would bet money that that supervisor will not have a thing to do with the pond building

Anonymous said...

maybe someone should call the state ethics commission about this deal

Vicki said...

Really?
People go into business and invest their time and hard earned money to make money, all of you people posting anonymously if this is how you really feel then why aren't you posting your names?
Land is bought and sold every day as an investment by the land owners. Anyone on this site could have made an offer and purchased this land, but did you?
I have read a lot of people complaining about the water level being and getting dangerously low from the water pulled to frack wells, this water recycling plant would cut back the amount of water taken from our streams.
Please people, choose and use your words and educate yourselves on our local levels of government before bashing and assuming! And as far as the roads being
damaged instead of complaining about the industry that does create jobs in our area for many many CDL drivers, why aren't you questioning your state leaders? Why aren't you asking these paid servants how your tax dollars are being used? We all pay state sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel, where does this money go if not into the roads? Isn't this why we purchase this fuel, to drive on the roads? These gas companies that have come in our area as well as timber companies that have done business in our area for decades have paid very large sums of money to bond and make repairs for the use of these roads.

Anonymous said...

http://cce.cornell.edu/EnergyClimateChange/NaturalGasDev/Documents/PDFs/marcellus_wastewater_fact_sheet[1].pdf

Her is a study from Cornell and outlines the hydrofracture additives

3.18 million gallons of water
4.57 million pounds of sand
1333 gallons of hydrochloric acid
1695 gallons of friction reducer
2211 gallons of antimicrobial agent
386 gallons of scale inhibitor(ethylene glycol antifreeze component)

Anonymous said...

The comments on this post amuse me. Just like the township supervisors they are rigged as well. The lady in the comment section calling people out for not stating there name wouldnt know the difference and shes in jims sons back pocket working for the hoopes and the son of jim is probably posting all the other comments in the defense. It is funny the only people defending this are the ones gaining off of it. That family will make there money from this area and could care less about what happens after. Besides how many people does it take to run a treatment facility 4-6 hmmm...gtfooh with that s***

Sincerly,
Anonymous ha