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Warwood Residents Keep Up Opposition to Frack Water Plant

May 8, 2013

WHEELING — Relentless in their efforts to keep frack water from being recycled in Warwood, neighborhood residents on Tuesday handed Wheeling City Council a petition bearing the signatures of more......

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May-09-13 3:57 PM

@reality - calls the Warwood kid's statement 'bunk' and sneers at the residents ('s a RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY) not needing work and they can go back to strumming banjos.

Obviously 'reality' does need the work the out-of-state environmental rapists have in mind. Wonder if it's as a 4 buck an hour 'greeter' at the Poison Dump they plan. Or, is Reality in even 'deeper' to these interlopers.

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May-08-13 6:48 PM

Sounds like the people should of been approached before making any of the plans needed in planning and zoning and permits. The people are the government and their representatives elected to represent them and not outside businesses.

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May-08-13 6:38 PM

Talk is cheap make the companies start posting bonds to insure there is something to fall back on if there is a accident that hurts the water and city.

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May-08-13 12:27 PM

Injection wells are leaking and quaking and the waste is very toxic..there are many types of industrial projects. I would suggest that such a toxic project would be wrong for a populated suburb and also so close to a river used for municipal water systems.Texas has cancers and no water to even plant rice crops(2nd year. From beginning to end this is exploitation and contamination. we are now addressing corporate crime on a level that is a crisis.We need to work for enforcement of the existing laws...and better mandated testing of drinking water.

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May-08-13 12:05 PM

In the December 20, 2012, edition of Martinsburg, WV's "The Journal", you can find the article "Emperor Has No Gas Boom", by Sean O'Leary. In it, you will discover that in four WV counties, including Marshall and Wetzel, for instance, where most of the shale gas drilling activity has so far taken place, unemployment has actually risen since 2005, from, on average, 4.4 to 6.9 percent. Since 2008, only 916 gas industry jobs have been added statewide for WV residents, and many of those could be temporary. Severance taxes in 2012 were no higher than they were in 2008. The 12 jobs at the proposed frack water treatment plant will be temporary, but the hazards it could introduce into your environment could be permanent. You are being sold out with a deliberately-crafted, and false, illusion of opportunity and economic growth.

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May-08-13 11:21 AM

I wonder who wrote the bunk that this kid got roped into reading? Here is a thought: close the*****place down, and you can all go back to strumming banjos on your front porches all day long since you probably don't need to work anyway.

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May-08-13 10:22 AM

they'll use the same barges they had in wellsburg.they can't even keep the mud off the roads and they think that they can keep this stuff contained.too many accidents for these companies.not on or in our river.truck haven't purchased our river yet.and why don't you people fix rt.2 in warwood?using road damage as leverage.

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May-08-13 10:19 AM

We just can't let this pass without further comment. The suggestion in this article, the concept being insinuated, is that liquid wastes in barges, containing Heaven knows what, would, in case of accident, pose less of a risk to liquid water supplies than would solid Coal, solid Coal that would simply float away, solid Coal, for any of you on well water, many small seams of which are embedded in the rock beneath your feet, that your drinking water has been flowing down through forever. What utter, towering, obfuscating rubbish. You are being blatantly hoodwinked.

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May-08-13 10:00 AM

How, in the world, could "liquid waste taken by barge for disposal at one of several deep injection wells", liquid waste that might be contaminated with radium, pose "far less of a threat to the drinking water supply than other materials such as" solid "coal that are shipped on inland waterways"? Keep in mind: This stuff is so bad it has to be disposed of in "deep injection wells". And, they're actually thinking about letting is sail by your city drinking water intake? It is madness.

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May-08-13 8:41 AM

Here again more questions than answers from this industry. Hydrochloric acid from fraking is less toxic than hydrochloric acid currently being transported on barges? Bromide from fraking interfering with water treatment to produce trihalomethanes, known cancer causing agents in our drinking water is less toxic than coal on barges? I hope these guys bring somebody knowledgeable with them to the "hearing."

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