Frackwater: From Waste to Reuse

New plant to treat Fracking-Wastewater

Sun Gazette

BLOSSBURG – Ground was broken Thursday for a treatment plant that will allow wastewater produced by hydrofracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale in Tioga County to be treated and reused “indefinitely,” according to Neil Hedrick, Hydro Recovery LP president.

Hedrick and his family, along with state Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger and local officials, staged the event on the project site at the intersection of old Route 15 and Boone Run Road here.

According to Hedrick, the $11.5 million facility will turn millions of gallons of wastewater into a product called “hydraulic stimulation fluid,” which may be reused in the fracking process after contaminants are removed.

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