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Lake Township Toxic Industrial Drilling Waste Presentation 2-19-2014

Lake Township Toxic Industrial Drilling Waste Presentation 2-19-2014

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Published by Dory Hippauf
A Liquid Industrial Waste plant has been proposed for Lake Township, PA. The owners and partners of the proposed plant have sought a zoning variance from the Luzerne County zoning board.
A Liquid Industrial Waste plant has been proposed for Lake Township, PA. The owners and partners of the proposed plant have sought a zoning variance from the Luzerne County zoning board.

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FRACK WATER RECYCLING
LUZERNE COUNTY: New dumping ground for the Fossil Fuel Industry?
Presented by Dory Hippauf, 2/19/2014
My
 
name
 
is
 
Dory
 
Hippauf.
 
I
 
am
 
not
 
an
 
expert,
 
nor
 
do
 
I
 
have
 
experience
 
in
 
the
 
fossil
 
fuel
 
industry.
 
I
 
am
 
head
 
of 
 
the
 
Research
 
Committee
 
for
 
the
 
Gas
 
Drilling
 
Awareness
 
Coalition,
 
a
 
Steering
 
Committee
 
member
 
for
 
the
 
Shale
 
Justice
 
Coalition,
 
and
 
I blog about
 
the
 
fossil
 
fuel
 
industry
 
at
 
No
 
Fracking Way.us.You
 
may
 
have
 
noticed
 
I
 
mentioned
 
the
 
fossil
 
fuel
 
industry
 
and
 
not
 
the
 
natural
 
gas
 
industry.
 
This
 
is
 
because
 
the
 
energy
 
sector
 
as
 
a
 
whole
 
are
 
not
 
only
 
drilling
 
and
 
fracking for
 
natural
 
gas,
 
but
 
also
 
for
 
natural
 
gas
 
liquids
 
and
 
oil.
 
So
 
to
 
encompass
 
it
 
all,
 
I
 
refer
 
to
 
this
 
as
 
the
 
fossil
 
fuel
 
industry.Late
 
last
 
week
 
we
 
learned
 
of 
 
a
 
proposed
 
Frack Water
 
Recycle
 
plant
 
to
 
be
 
built
 
in
 
Lake
 
Township.
 
In
 
this
 
presentation,
 
I
 
will
 
tell
 
you
 
what
 
I
 
have
 
learned
 
about
 
recycling
 
frackwater
 
and
 
what
 
we
 
don’t
 
know.
 
There
 
are
 
radio
 
and
 
tv ads
 
produced
 
by
 
the
 
American
 
Natural
 
Gas
 
Association,
 
also
 
known
 
as
 
ANGA,
 
which
 
is
 
a
 
front
 
group
 
for
 
the
 
gas
 
and
 
oil
 
corporations.
 
In
 
the
 
ad,
 
ANGA
 
asks
 
us
 
to
 
think
 
about
 
it.
 
I am
 
going
 
to
 
ask
 
you
 
to
 
think
 
about
 
it
 
too,
 
and
 
then
 
think
 
about
 
it
 
again.
1
 
Article I Section 27 of Pennsylvania’s state constitution referred to by the Court as the Environmental Rights Amendment was approved byPennsylvania voters in 1971 and provides that:The people have a right to clean air pure water and to the preservation of the natural scenic historic and esthetic values of the environment. Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them forthe benefit of all the people.Per Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille Pennsylvania Supreme Court:“By any responsible account the exploitation of the Marcellus Shale Formation will produce a detrimental effect on the environment on the people their children and future generations and potentially on the public purse perhaps rivaling the environmental effects of coalextraction.”
This
 
is
 
Article
 
1,
 
Section
 
27
 
of 
 
the
 
Pennsylvania
 
state
 
constitution.
 
It’s
 
been
 
often
 
cited
 
by
 
many
 
groups
 
concerned
 
about
 
the
 
fossil
 
fuel
 
industry’s
 
activities
 
in
 
Pennsylvania.Next
 
is
 
a
 
quote
 
from
 
Chief 
 
Justice
 
Ronald
 
Castille of 
 
the
 
Pennsylvania
 
Supreme
 
Court
 
in
 
the
 
decision
 
upholding
 
local
 
communities
 
power
 
to
 
control
 
their
 
own
 
zoning,
 
which
 
ACT
 
13
 
attempted
 
to
 
strip.
2
 
Per Citizen’s Voice Article dated Feb. 14, 2014:
•Luzerne County Planning Commission Acting Director Nancy Sneesaid the facility is slated for the 4-P Realty property off Meeker Outlet Road.•WavecoEnergy plans to build the plant on land leased from the 605-acre 4-P Realty property, which county records show is owned by the partnership of Michael A. Patrician, Rodney J. Passeri, Joseph J. PasseriJr. and John Passeri.•Sneesaid there wouldn't be any gas drilling-related activity on the 4-P Realty property. "There's no drilling going on there," she said.
"Just bring the water in; a couple days later, take the water out." According to documents filed with the county:
•Wavecoplans to have up to
30 settling and storage tanks
to hold the used frackingwater until it can be returned to drilling sites for reuse. They will be
45 feet by 10 feet with a capacity of 20,000 gallons
each. •These tanks will be cleaned out periodically, and
sediment and other such matter
"will be handled and removed according to all applicable state and federal environmental requirements."•The fenced-in site would take up less than an acre and have controlled access points with security monitoring. Trucks would be registered and undergo a
radiation inspection before unloading
. •Trained personnel would be on site during hours of operation, which would be between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., and the company anticipates fewer than
25 truck trips per week in the initial phasesof the operation.
•Sneesaid there would not be a physical building to house the facility. The only structure would be a caretaker's shack, she said.
These
 
are
 
excerpts
 
from
 
the
 
Citizen’s
 
Voice
 
article
 
dated
 
Feb
 
14.
 
I’ll
 
be
 
going
 
through
 
these
 
as
 
part
 
of 
 
the
 
presentation.
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