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April 12, 2013

WHEELING — Gloria Delbrugge and Tom Triveri believe the natural gas frack water recycling plant on its way to Warwood is bad news, so they plan to attend a public rally to protest the facilit....

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Apr-12-13 7:41 PM

Do these two people know that thousands of gallons of frack water move through Warwood on WV 2 nearly every day? Did anybody complain when the old facility unloaded thousands of gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel from barges weekly? How about the numerous gasoline tankers exiting the facility for years on city streets? Lets just dump the frack water in the sewage treatment plant again, its only a 400K fine.

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Apr-12-13 2:45 PM

I do know that many wells have been affected by drilling and many people have actually lost their wells because of drilling. I do not know how it would affect city water. It is something not to take likely. It is a very serious matter because when the water is gone or contaminated then there is no water. This is not a laughing matter.

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Apr-12-13 2:41 PM

I suggest that you all watch the documentary Fracknation and get educated on hydraulic fracturing.

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Apr-12-13 1:24 PM

This is insane! We need some wild and wonderful leadership to take control of this infiltration, no more mild and contemptible sheep letting us all go down like flies.

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Apr-12-13 12:43 PM

Thanks for speaking out, Gloria. Public health has to be a major consideration when judging he appropriateness of resource development technology and impacts. Is it worth the health of children?

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Apr-12-13 12:22 PM

GISGuru is right about the chemicals, and the carcinogens they form when treated in drinking water purification plants. But, he forgot the problem of produced radioactivity. Search, for one example, for: "Fracking' brine - Gas-well waste full of radium"; from The Columbus Dispatch, Monday September 3, 2012. That's just one example. Some samples from frack flowback further east have exceeded allowable industrial effluent radium content by a thousand times, or more. If you drink that stuff, it will settle preferentially in your bones and stay there, emitting radiation for the rest of your life. Aside from the diseases that might cause in you, it could damage your chromosomes and, thereby, damage kids and grandkids you don't even have yet.

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Apr-12-13 9:06 AM

Uhhh, I'm not a tree hugger but I don't want this. Tom and Gloria not only don't want this, but they evidently don't want jobs in Ohio County either. Don't develop anything in our County. Duh Duh.

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Apr-12-13 8:44 AM

What does the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department have to say about this fracking water? When will they state their position?

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Apr-12-13 8:38 AM

The people do not want that stuff in their back yard. Why does it need to be such a big controversy? Some things are more important than jobs. How about the health of the citizens? How about the health of dare I say it (the children). The people of Woodsdale wanted no commercial development on top of that hill, and they had every right to protest against it. The people in the area of this recycling plant do not want it there and they have a right to protest it. If they try to put it across the river, I hope the good Democrats over there protest. Democrats are against polluting the environment aren't they?

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Apr-12-13 8:38 AM

bargeload of coal=valuable,bargeload of fuel=valuable,bargeload of fracking fluid=no value to matter what is in it that we aren't allowed to know about.the river is what made this valley.keep on truckin'.

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Apr-12-13 8:30 AM

Gloria and Tom have legitimate concerns, particularly with respect to the transfer of produced(frack) water to this proposed facility. Wheeling residents are already at risk from unsafe drinking water due to poorly processed produced water upstream near Pittsburgh. The threat is the bromine (salts) present in the water being combined with chlorine to produce trihalomethanes, which are a known carcinogen.

The residents of Warwood and Wheeling deserve a series of public hearings clearly illustrating the proposed process and safety plan for this facility once it is operational. The company should have a chance to present their case and the public deserves answers.

A few questions I would ask:

1. How many trucks will be moving in and out of this facility? 2. How many barges will be moving in and out of this facility? 3. What are the byproducts of the this cleaning process? How will byproducts be stored and transferred? 4. Spill response?

Regards, Roger K. Cottrell, Jr.

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Apr-12-13 8:24 AM

10 people arrested for protesting?what are our rights as citizens?

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Apr-12-13 8:24 AM

Well Tom doesn't want it there and so it must go. He is no tree hugger he just doesn't want business springing up in his area, its inconvenient. Wonder if the town mayors right across the river have bibs on to control the anticipation slobber of getting this business there. Wheeling has too much business anyhow. YOu know if anything gets into the drinking water its bad news too. Why are trucks allowed to operate on Route #2 as many carry things that we should not put in our drinking water, and those barges, please stop those barges they carry things that could harm us and most don't even have signs warning us to not eat coal. In Elm Grove the folks don't want trucks driving or running their motors so a multi million dollar business, there for decades, should be shut down. That business and jobs things is harsh, they need to take these things elsewhere. Tom doesn't need work, nor do the retired folks in Elm Terrace, the rest of us can go just*****it up. We are inconvenient.

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