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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Company Wants To Drill Well Near Dubois To Dispose Of Fracking Fluids

Firm eyeing frac water disposal site

Courier Express

LUTHERSBURG - A local company is preparing a permit application to build an injection well in Brady Township to dispose of liquids used in the hydrofracturing process that extracts gas from the Marcellus Shale formation.

"We are in the process of petitioning the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency for permit applications to drill an injection well to dispose of any produced gas well fluids," Mike Hoover of Windfall Oil and Gas of Falls Creek said.

Hoover said the company hasn't officially applied for the permits yet. He said the EPA is the lead regulatory agency for any type of underground injection permits.
From an operational standpoint, Hoover said the company will be "injecting fluids into depleted geological formations 7,300 feet below the surface. That's the general process. More...

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

Well it makes sense, if the waste and pollution is generated here, keep it here. It was just a matter of time and rightfully so.
We locals must be a bunch of dildines , if I understand correctly.

Anonymous said...

The fact that we even tolerate the making of this toxic waste is proof enough of the dildine mindset here

Anonymous said...

I am sorry but sincerely I do not understand what is meant by the "dildine mindset."

Anonymous said...

This dawg will never hunt....

Anonymous said...

Whoever invented that word "dildine" has no mindset. Speak in English so everyone understands. "This DAWG will never hunt? Should learn to spell too and quit calling people "DAWGS"!

Anonymous said...

Those of us who live in this area did not create this waste; perhaps your comments might be better suited to someone directly benefitting from the drilling. Those of us living in this area will only suffer the consequence of increased traffic and a toxic waste site near our homes with the potential to contaminate our water. Think that makes sense and that it is 'rightfully so'? Great -- perhaps you might want to live right next door to the proposed site, or better yet... think a moment before posting thoughtless comments which would likely be different if it were YOUR backyard.