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Friday, September 6, 2013

Executive Indicates That Barging Fracking Waste is Getting Closer to Federal Approval

From The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register:
Several federal agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, Department of Energy and the Office of Management and Budget, continue to review whether fracking waste can be shipped on inland waterways via barge. [vice president of business development and operations for GreenHunter John] Jack believes he is close to receiving the approval to move forward with this aspect of the Warwood plant.
A Coast Guard spokesman said Monday he did not believe a decision had been made on the topic.
"Putting this product on inland waterways is safer, and cheaper, than shipping it by truck," Jack said, noting he hopes to hire 12-20 employees to work at the site.
Earlier in the same article, Jack said that his company has "made significant headway on the barging issue."

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