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Frack Plant Plan on Hold

Planning commission requests additional information on proposal

June 11, 2013

WHEELING — At least another month will go by before the Wheeling Planning Commission allows GreenHunter Water to build its natural gas frack water recycling plant in Warwood....

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Jun-11-13 5:37 PM

the gas will cheap now but cable tv was too at one you can't even hook up some rabbit ears and get anything.while they were laying the pipe to transport the gas to texas they should have laid pipe to transport the fracking fluid there as well.

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Jun-11-13 11:20 AM

WVUGEO, there’s radioactive material in the coal and coal ash you’re always pushing, too. Wonder why WVUGEO is so prolific in his opposition to a TRACE of radium in fluid that will be RECYCLED or put BACK A MILE UNDERGROUND where it came from, and that will NOT be dumped into the river to endanger ANYONE, but is ready to intentionally dump radioactive coal ash into the concrete that school buses full of children will be exposed to every day?

Everyone has an agenda, I suppose. Maybe when you’re busy pushing coal to gasoline and methane scams you don’t like the cheap Marcellus gas competition?

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Jun-11-13 9:32 AM

Some communities' sources of drinking water are already, for one reason or another, contaminated with radium. As the US EPA, Region 5, explains, in their report of: "Drinking Water in the Village of Ransom, Illinois": "Over-exposure to radium increases the risks of developing certain cancers, particularly bone cancer. Over time, radium can damage bones, tissue or genetic material. The body recognizes radium as calcium and deposits significant amounts to bones after repeated ingestion. Since children are still growing, they are at a higher risk of absorbing larger amounts of radium in their bones, especially if exposure occurs during a critical growth stage." You are seriously considering putting your children at grave risk of horrid afflictions for the sake of a minor, transient economic benefit.

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Jun-11-13 8:34 AM

"Jack said these materials could also be found at the Wheeling Water Pollution Control Plant". Good Heavens! If the treatment plant, which we HAVE to have, is a source of radium, why, in the world, would we want more of it, another source of it, put into the environment around us - - for the sake of a small facility that will only employ a small number of people on a very temporary basis, and that benefits no one except the out-of-state drilling companies? The argument, that we already have radium so more won't hurt, is just artful deflection. And, it might or might not be true. The issue of radium in water treatment and sewage treatment sludge has been addressed elsewhere in the country. It is an issue where drinking water is drawn, like the shale gas, from very deep wells. The presence of certain industries can affect it, as well.

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Jun-11-13 7:45 AM

It is frightening that Atkinson especially,and Monroe are on the decision end of anything. Yes to the fracking plant and no to the WJU dorm.

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