Carroll County Fracking Waste Plant Opens in Advance of Updated State Regulations
From The Columbus Dispatch:
Michael McKenzie couldn’t wait for the state to devise new rules and a permit for the fracking-waste recycling plant he wanted to build in Carroll County.
So the owner of Youngstown-based Iron Eagle Enterprises shared his plant designs with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials as they worked this year to draft regulations to oversee recycling operations. He said he wanted to meet the state’s standards before they were set.
“We didn’t want to have to reinvent the wheel with this,” McKenzie said of the plant, which can clean as many as 14,000 barrels of fracking wastewater per day.
Iron Eagle’s plant at Sherrodsville, east of New Philadelphia, started recycling last week. Natural Resources officials are still working on the rules.