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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Water Quality To Be Discussed At Gas Task Force Meeting

gaswellsite1Members of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force have identified water quality and related topics as one of their major issues of concern. The panel’s Water Quality and Environment Study Committee has scheduled a presentation from an expert on water treatment at the next Task Force meeting, to be held at 7 pm Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Gunzburger Building. These meetings are open to the public. Because of the large turnout for recent Task Force meetings, the Oct. 13 session is being moved to the Gunzburger Building Conference Center.

Robert Hawley, from the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Water Management, will discuss treatment and disposal options for the millions of gallons of waste water that are generated from hydrofracturing deep natural gas wells in the Marcellus shale. It’s a controversial topic that has sparked concern among conservation organizations and environmentalists. With several energy companies moving into the region to drill for natural gas, environmentalists see disposal of contaminated water as a major issue.

9 comments :

Anonymous said...

Is there a a business committee in this group that is looking into ways to develop growth like the above blog? Or are we just busy getting an education on an industry that is regulated by those about ten pay scales above?

D said...

5:55 am blogger -- do you mean are our Commisioners looking into seeing that arleast some of our own (people) are guarenteed jobs in this.

well commisioners ... are you???

Anonymous said...

Who cares about jobs. We need to make sure that waste water doesn't hit our streams, wells, springs, etc. Kills everything it touches and turns your children into people like the Hills Have Eyes movie.

Anonymous said...

Message to writer at 7:35 -- you must have missed many previous stories about the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force appearing here and in the media. They have a committee devoted to equipping local residents with the skills and qualifications and connections with the big players here so the jobs will be filled locally. I think if you scroll down far enough on this site you will see information on that. That committee has hooked up with the big companies and area schools (vo-tech, colleges, etc.) for a pretty impressive push for this opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Not talking about the jobs.There are already two tax payer funded organizations in Potter alone that handle the job end.
Can't understand the rest of the committies looking into all the things that they have absolutely no authority over.Seems to me they are becomming educated, but to what end?
I think they need just one committe.The committe of 3 that we elected and pay.They should work on ways to bolster Potter's attachment to this industry as a source of income.
We have an industrial park,we have a water treatment plant,We have unused water supplies,empty buildings and vacant lots, a communication network,fiber optics,an airstrip,(oops..that's gone).
How about we quit getting educated about the things we can't control.(We already pay the state and federal government to regulate and oversee this industry.)Lets quit wasting time,and start looking at ways to work with these people.
Be the committee of 3 that boosts Potters economy.Leave getting an education to the students.

Anonymous said...

Don't need no education!

Anonymous said...

Lets try this another way.
That nice fresh pie you just found on your table;Lets not spend time researching,investigating,picking,
prodding,and poking at it,cause Mrs Smiths could care less about our opinion on how it should be made.
Instead lets spend the time looking for a knife and fork so we can get a piece before we spoil the damn thing playing with it!

Anonymous said...

The damn thing we might spoil if we just rip right into like a ravenous junkyard dog might be our clean water and our diverse, beautiful forests. Is it always just about the money?

Anonymous said...

We are not ripping into anything!We have absolutely no say in protecting anything!We can learn all we want about this industry,but we will not be telling anybody how to do anything!The agencys that do control it are not interested in our opinion on it.
This is starting to look just like the Wind Turbine waste of time.(What was accomplished there?)
What is it going to take to make the 3 understand they have no authority in matters at the state and federal level,or even over much of anything except the budget!
I don't think anyone voted for them thinking they were going to spend so much time,wasting time!