Tag: residual waste

Susquehanna River Basin: No Exclusion Zones for Water Withdrawals from Streams

Lack of restrictions includes Exceptional Value (EV) and High Quality (HQ) streams subject to water quality antidegradation rules By David E. Hess Former Secretary, PA Department of Environmental ProtectionPA Environment Digest Blog | October 17, 2022 When considering natural gas industry or other water… Continue Reading “Susquehanna River Basin: No Exclusion Zones for Water Withdrawals from Streams”

Groups Petition US EPA to Revoke Ohio’s Regulation of Waste Disposal Wells

A coalition of 27 environmental and civil rights groups claim that Ohio’s failure to take enforcement action against companies that violate regulations is endangering drinking water sources. “Operators currently produce billions of tons of waste annually, and much of this waste ends up in… Continue Reading “Groups Petition US EPA to Revoke Ohio’s Regulation of Waste Disposal Wells”

OXYMORON: Ruining Millions of Gallons of Water to Frac During a Drought

With some Marcellus Shale gas production requiring 17-million gallons of water just to frac one well, one has to wonder how it can be justified under drought conditions Map: Red Dots are withdrawal locations with water use restrictions. Susquehanna River Basin Commission Monitors Hydrologic… Continue Reading “OXYMORON: Ruining Millions of Gallons of Water to Frac During a Drought”

Residents, environmentalists and officials speak out against injection well

Company wants to add a second injection well at the Sedat site in Plum Borough, Allegheny County, PA The August 30, 2022 story by Michael Divittorio in the TRIB, Plum residents, environmentalists and other officials speak out against injection well conversion proposal, details a… Continue Reading “Residents, environmentalists and officials speak out against injection well”

Westmoreland Landfill Leachate Back in the News

This same landfill created major problems for a Westmoreland sewage plant. Is this radioactive waste ending up in your morning coffee Pittsburgh? Photo: Landfill leachate in a storm water drainage ditch during an inspection by the PA DEP on August 25, 2022 at the… Continue Reading “Westmoreland Landfill Leachate Back in the News”