Citizens Oppose Plan for Recycling of Drilling Materials
Village officials in Barnesville on Monday set the record straight regarding a proposed plan to allow the East Ohio Regional Industrial Park on Ohio 800 to accept gas drilling waste products.
Barnesville Village Council hosted a town meeting Monday night regarding the project, which has been approved by the Belmont County Port Authority Board of Trustees, which oversees the park.
However, public opposition built when residents thought fracking waste would be dumped there. Council called the meeting to present facts about the project and dispel misinformation. A company from Columbus, EnerGreen360 has developed a technique to clean and solidify top hole drill cuttings from gas wells.
There is no fracking waste involved; the material is the dirt from the drilling process, which may have trace amounts of refined oil-based substances only from the drill bit.Read the whole article by clicking here.
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