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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Epiphany Allegheny LLC Filed For DEP Permit To Build A Frack Water Treatment Facility In Coudersport


24 comments :

Anonymous said...

Good!

Anonymous said...

Bad!

Joe Lagrua said...

Who owns this company?

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news for our community!

Anonymous said...

Ugly!

Anonymous said...

Beauty is in the ......
this is great news.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful News for your area???? Your knowledge of this facility must be much broader than the Experts! I've never seen anyone say it was a great or wonderful news for any area. You must be extremely well informed about air qualities or contamination. Are you going to enlighten the rest of us of your facts?

Anonymous said...

just put in your water supply that is where all the spills and runoff will end up any way

Anonymous said...

As an anti-Trump liberal democrat I am happy to see waste water treatment plants being built to treat this water. The waste water is a fact of modern life. I would rather see it treated than just dumped into a local stream or pumped into the ground to pollute water supplies.

Anonymous said...

FRACK WATER TREATMENT FACILITY LIVES MATTER

Anonymous said...

Yay! Might as well put it in God's Country. You'll all be going to heaven anyway...

Anonymous said...

We ALL do our part in altering the quality of that river. Drainage from roads and streets,dog poop thrown in ditches, garden fertilizer, road salt, the vanity of needing a spotless car,the need for electric to post on this forum, and let's not forget the demands of cheap food. So far this proposed facility hasn't polluted anything. Can you say the same for yourself?

Anonymous said...

Anyone thinking this is a good thing for our area is a tool of the industry. People downstream of this beware.

Anonymous said...

Tom Joseph is taking a detour to get to his dream of seeing his company's solar-powered water purification systems provide clean water for billions of thirsty people worldwide.

Last summer, Consol Energy Inc. invested $500,000 in Joseph's company, Epiphany Solar Water Systems Inc. in New Castle, to use its water purification systems to treat the toxic water that is a by-product of extracting natural gas from the Marcellus shale.

“Our involvement in the natural gas extraction is a temporary diversion,” Joseph said. “Our plan is to get this division up and running and going strong before we shift our efforts back to water desalinization.”

Epiphany's system uses an 8-foot diameter mirror to collect the sun's energy and heat impure water — such as salt water or fracking water — to a boil. The steam is captured so it can be distilled and solid materials separated.

When used to treat water for the hydraulic fracking process, a separate system known as a bioreactor is employed to capture highly toxic materials, Joseph said.Epiphany Solar was named the 2012 Innovator of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council for its solar-powered water desalinization systems. Joseph received the 2012 Environmental Award from the Carnegie Science Center.

Since September, Consol has tested an Epiphany's system at a gas well in Greene County, Joseph said. He said data collected indicate the system is operating “right on the money.”

In addition to cutting the cost of treating fracking water from about 25 cents a gallon to 5 cents, the on-site system helps protect the environment by eliminating the danger of transporting contaminated water by truck to a disposal site.

The cleaned fracking water can be discharged into rivers or the ground, or reused in drilling operations. Recycling the water is in important in parts of the country such as Oklahoma and Texas, where water for drilling is scarce, Joseph said.

Joseph believes the experience his company will gain by removing toxic materials from water will make it easier to market the systems to countries that do not have adequate access to clean water.

“The fracking water is way dirtier than the sea water we treat to make it drinkable,” Joseph said. “So it will be easier to get potential customers to consider giving us a shot.”

Joseph estimates it will be two to five years before the company refocuses its attention on serving the estimated 2 billion people worldwide who do not have adequate access to clean water.

Anonymous said...

Will they be able to process my used bong water?

Anonymous said...

JKLM approached Coudersport Area Municipal Authority(CAMA) in April of 2016, asking CAMA's to help them get rid of their frack waste locally. JKLM then contacted Thomas Joseph founder of Epiphany and asked him to construct a Centralized Waste Treatment Facility. His plan is to pre-treat the frack fluid and then discharge it into CAMA's sewage plant for further treatment, dilution and discharge into the Allegheny. Coudersport borough transferred the land the sewage plant is on over to CAMA who leased it to Epiphany,who is planning to pay CAMA per gallon for their service. Epiphany found a loophole in regulations that banned the practice of frack waste treatment by POTW's and applied for this WQM, "permit by rule." for some odd reason that seems to make NO sense whatsoever CAMA is funding allthe cost associated with preparing the site for the waste facility including engineering, E&S permits, plumbing to be built to Epiphany's specs, electrical to be built to Epiphany's specs,excavation of the site which is partially in a floodplain, and will be supplying gracel and paying to have it spread. Epiphany will have full use of CAMA's offices, bathrooms. all for the bottom basement price of 1000 per month plus an extra 500 for 5 years. UNLESS all these ancillary expenses exceeds 25K - ?. If so Epiphany will cough up another two hundred a month for 5 years. The math doesn't add up. And why is CAMA paying out the gazzooo for all of this for the benifit of JKLM? I thought JKLM was HELPING the local economy! What's wrong with this picture?
Letter of intent https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TLXCWG3NjURXXuffvR19OO_1O5t6MyhAI1zgLmww8u4/edit?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwV75wo6lhJPTEJtSmRqUkJCVms/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwV75wo6lhJPNVBMa3p4dUdHNlU/view?usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fpsvNu4CUB-Ca7cJR5x_hDOX7EW3nSp6VxY4r7HeBZk/edit?usp=sharing


Concerned Homeowner said...

I live down stream & down wind of the sewage treatment plant. I DO NOT want this facility built. If they spilt tracking water coming out of Burrows Rd onto Hollow Rd...what will the new roads being built in Coudy look like with spills on them ?

Anonymous said...

9:17:00 PM I called Consol Energy Joseph's claims are simply not accurate. I also called the DEP and learned his proposed Centralized Waste Treatment facility will be the first of it's kind, experimental. Call Mr.Northridge at the North Central Regional Office of the DEP and ask him yourself if you don't believe this. And the 500 gallon a day solar powered filtration unit that Joseph described at the July 26th CAMA meeting is simply not what he is planning to construct and if you don't that simply read the "letter of Intent." that spells out exactly what he plans to do under "Delivery Schedule" in his own words. it reads:
"Epiphany will deliver equipment with the capacity to process 500 Bbl/Day withing 150 days of execution of a finalized, legally binding contract. Each 90 days therafter, Epiphany will install additional equipment to increase the system’s capacity by 250 Bbl/Day until the mutually agree to contracted capacity is installed. On critical items, Epiphany will provide one or more “installed spares” to ensure maximum reliability."
Epiphany will be evaporating and distilling frack waste upwind of the elementary school and then sending it to the sewage treatment plant to discharge into the Allegheny. And if the radiation accumulates in the sediment the liability is entirely on CAMA. And it's important to note, IF CAMA contaminated the Allegheny any remediation is simply not eligible for Brownfields Cleanup Grants because no Shale related contamination is. This could end up costing CAMA millions.And these fluids could destroy the sewage system. That is why the EPA banned this practice in 2016. Just Google that. And the costs to dredge the radioactive sediment downstream doesn't fit into the sewage authorities budget either. CAMA's willingness to go out on a limb to help JKLM simply doesn't make sense. Why is CAMA funding the initial costs? It clear to see how JKLM benefits. What's unclear is what is in it for CAMA? I KNOW WHY CAMA REFUSED TO ALLOW THE PUBLIC TO ASK QUESTIONS. Because CAMA simply has no answers. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. And this is simply not going to go away.

Anonymous said...

http://savetheallegheny.org/index.php

Anonymous said...

Letter of Intent" 13,500 Bbl/moth to start. 20,250 Bbl/month in 3 months," To Be Determined Bbl Month max!!!

SURPRISE YOU GET A CENTRALIZED WAST TREATMENT FACILITY. Size TO BE DETERMINED. Really? Why didn't CAMA clue the community in on this? Oh wait, I know the answer to that and it's not good.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TLXCWG3NjURXXuffvR19OO_1O5t6MyhAI1zgLmww8u4/edit?usp=sharing

Anonymous said...

would you please post who the voting members of the CAMA are?

Laurie Barr said...

RE: Sunday, July 30, 2017
Borough Appointments:
William Krog, Chairman 1/1/2021 23 Avenue C
Todd Brown 1/1/2020 207 Ross Glenn
Edward Easton III 01/01/18 505 North Main Street
Sweden Township Appointment:
Tim Haskins 01/01/19 1277 East Second St
Eulalia Township Appointment:
Paul Herzig 01/01/17 1115 East Second Street
George Stenhach, Stenhach& Stenhach, Solicitor
John Segursky, Uni-Tec Engineers, Engineer

Anonymous said...

so. they can just dump as much as they want over the next 2 yrs... not pay anything but a lease fee, and not have any consequences on the impact it will make on our environment and people. And then they could break their lease and be gone. Leaving the community to pay and pay and pay. NOT worth the less than dozen jobs, or the cancer everyone will get. NICE GOING CAMA. Way to kill us all for $1000 a month.

Michael said...

Why is Coudersport willing to dedicate so much of its resources to a company using an experimental technology on behalf of JKLM, a company that knowingly broke the law by injecting illegal chemicals into the watershed, shutting down the town's water supply. I would think allowing this to even be considered requires a leap of faith beyond what most folks would consider reasonable. The risk to the water supply for millions as well as the children of the town seems inordinately high, serving the needs of JKLM and few others.