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Fracking waste doesn’t belong on our waterways

March 9, 2013
The Marietta Times

The U.S. Coast Guard is currently considering whether or not to allow the shipping of hydraulic fracturing wastewater on U.S. waterways. GreenHunter Water, a multi-national company who owns several Class 2 injection wells in southeast Ohio, a fleet of trucks for transport of the waste and a storage facility sited in New Matamoras, has proposed to barge fracking wastewater up and down the Ohio River. According to GHW's estimates each of their barges would carry 10,000 barrels, the volume equivalent of 1050 trucks or almost half a million gallons, of fracking wastewater. The barges could be towed in groups of up to 15 barges.



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