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Delbrugge Vows to Keep Up the Battle

GreenHunter Foes Not Backing Down

August 18, 2013

WHEELING — Whether they like it or not, many Warwood residents find themselves preparing for life with GreenHunter Water’s natural gas frack water treatment facility in their neighborhood, following......

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atoddh

Aug-18-13 12:36 AM

At this point of extreme decline Wheeling had better take what they can get. Delbrugge should be grateful not hostile.

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uglyassmf

Aug-18-13 2:35 AM

They have the contracts to take the gas. they are going to take the gas. Wise up and take the jobs because it's going to happen anyway. It has always been interesting how people in Warwood..not all but a lot think they are above other residents of Wheeling. guess what..your not

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acousticportal

Aug-18-13 7:08 AM

Has Gloria ever commented on why she was so zealously in favor of fracking in Oglebay but now opposes this? Nearly instant karma I say.

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kcj0625

Aug-18-13 9:12 AM

Typical Valley mentality, Gloria. That's a contributing factor to why the city is in the state that it's in. If Gloria plans to get the WV DOH involved because of concerns about the large trucks entering WV 2, are we going to take into consideration the large tankers that are already entering Route 2 from Tri-State Petroleum off of Warwood's residential streets? Or is that OK because Gloria doesn't object to having that business in her district? Regulations for one should be regulations for all, Mrs. Delbrugge!

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Hefner

Aug-18-13 10:56 AM

Councilwoman Delbrugge is quite right to continue her crusade to not allow the GreenHunter natural gas fracking water treatment facility to be located in Warwood. At this point the water is known to be hazardous to people's health and until such time as absolute assurances are received that no threat exists, the project must be put on hold.

Additionally the matter of the truck traffic will also prove out to be an inconvenience causing congestion, noise, dirt, and the threat of an accident, to the residents of that community. Yes, Wheeling and West Virginia needs “jobs”, but not at the risk of the Warwood residents’ health and wellbeing, and lest we forget, workers at the site would be in danger of radiation contamination.

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kcj0625

Aug-18-13 12:00 PM

Hefner, the truck traffic causing the aforementioned already exists and it's on the small residential Warwood streets. At least GreenHunter would be going directly to WV 2, a state route.

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SeriouslyTho

Aug-18-13 12:20 PM

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WVUGEO

Aug-18-13 4:02 PM

"Hefner" should be commended for again mentioning the "radiation". But, it isn't just the workers who would be in danger, it would be everyone around and everyone downstream of the plant. And it isn't just "radiation", it's what the radiation emanates from: Radium. And, in total honesty, we think it immoral and a failure of principle among the reporters, editors and publishers of this newspaper that they have not openly and fully documented for you the multiple, impeccable sources which have recorded that Radium content in shale frack flowback; the true, potential extent of that radium content; and, that they have not warned you of what the known, horrific health consequences of that Radium content could be, not only to current residents, but, through damaged genetic material, to the current residents' children and grandchildren. Their continued silence is yet another abhorrent crime of omission. Perhaps that is, tragically, something some among their num

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mikeyd

Aug-19-13 9:31 AM

more accidents to come.all of the trucks will be there regardless of whether they barge it or not.i'd rather see a spill on the ground rather than in the river.a truckload is much easier to clean up than a bargeload.especially since this stuff is worthless.

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TrollSlayer

Aug-19-13 10:05 AM

This stuff is NOT worthless. They’ll be RECYCLING much of the fluid to produce USABLE fracking fluid. And Hefner’s statement that “until such time as absolute assurances are received that no threat exists, the project must be put on hold” is ridiculous on its face. Since there are “threats” associated with gasoline we should ban gasoline trucks from cities?

The “threat” from fracking fluid, ESPECIALLY from a facility that will be RESPONSIBLY RECYCLING and PROPERLY DISPOSING of it, is minuscule, as is the concentration of radium in it. There’s ALREADY more radium flowing past Warwood every day, dissolved in Ohio River water, than there will be coming to this facility. A WVU GEO should know that, but THIS anti-gas GEO shill for the coal industry chooses to spread disinformation and monger fear instead of telling the truth.

Keep up the fight, Gloria. It keeps you in the news, and that’s what’s most important to a leftist pol like you. LOL

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RRafael2

Aug-19-13 2:41 PM

Thank you Gloria Delbrugge! Join the Wheeling Water Warriors in their next action on Sunday, September 15th in Garden Park. There will be a march from the proposed plant, and the baton from the GREAT OHIO RIVER RELAY will be passing through town. Check the Facebook page for details.

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RRafael2

Aug-19-13 2:43 PM

By the way, why have we not been told about the CONSOL Energy barge which broke lose and struck the bridge down in Star City just this week? Hmmmmmm.....

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HercX007

Aug-19-13 2:57 PM

She doesn't care where they go as long as it's not there!? Really? WOW! Mrs. Delbrugge should be ashamed of herself for wishing this on another community since it's as bad as people are claiming it to be. She doesn't want it in Warwood and she keeps saying it's because of the truck traffic? It's in the northern part of town next to the old Blaw Knox building. How does that effect all of Warwood? Truck traffic has been bad through there since the wells have been placed n the outskirts of town. We out in the rural areas have been "putting up with it" from the beginning and yet she doesn't want it? Well, join the club Gloria. Try sleeping at night and being jarred out of bed at 2:30am by truck traffic. Congratulations! Now it's all yours!

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RRafael2

Aug-19-13 3:17 PM

THIS is a FACT: NOT something to agree or disagree with. It HAPPENED. Aren't you wondering why YOUR news didn't tell you about it? It stopped traffic for four hours. FACT.

By the way, why have we not been told about the CONSOL Energy barge which broke lose and struck the bridge down in Star City just this week? Hmmmmmm.....

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WVUGEO

Aug-19-13 7:26 PM

And Trollslayer calls us a shill? It has been documented by the US Geologic Survey, the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pittsburgh, and, most recently, New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation, that shale fracking wastes can and do contain Radium in amounts far, far, even thousands of times, above the legal limits for drinking water and hundreds of times above the legal limits for industrial waste effluent. If that amount of Radium were flowing past in the river now, as Troll says, the only life forms existing in the river would be cancer tumors. And he calls us a "shill"? Get real. If we're shills for the Truth, so be it. What, and who, are you shilling for, Troll?

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TrollSlayer

Aug-19-13 7:33 PM

Why are you comparing radium concentrations in fracking flowback with standards for drinking water? Do you compare concentrations of benzene in diesel fuel with standards for water? But you allow truckloads of diesel fuel to travel through Warwood every day.

GEO, your comparison is irrelevant, and your disinformation campaign is dishonest. Are you so short on real evidence against the gas drilling industry that you need to spread disinformation and fearmongering instead? Yep.

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WVUGEO

Aug-19-13 8:08 PM

We're not short on evidence, Troll, and there is no "comparison"; the US Geologic Survey, the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pittsburgh, and, most recently, New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation, as we noted, have all specified the presence of Radium in horrifically dangerous amounts in specifically what we're talking about here: Shale Gas Frack Waste and Frack Flowback. And, what, in the world, does benzene and diesel have to do with Radium? Not a very artful deflection, or "comparison", at all. If you want to talk apples, go find somebody to talk apples with. With the Radium, we're talking oranges: big, glow-in-the-dark oranges that won't hurt just you, but your children and their children, even long after the truck loads of oranges have come and gone.

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TrollSlayer

Aug-20-13 2:08 AM

GEO, why is the radium concentration relevant here? Why do you compare it to drinking water standards? IT'S NOT DRINKING WATER. NOBODY WILL BE DRINKING IT.

YOU'RE the one comparing apples and oranges by holding fracking fluid to drinking water standards. And you're doing that because IT'S ALL YOU HAVE.

You have NO documented evidence of harm from fracking fluid ANYWHERE in the Ohio Valley. So you're INTENTIONALLY MISLEADING readers and FEARMONGERING by making IRRELEVANT comparisons between fracking fluid, which WILL NOBODY WILL BE DRINKING, to drinking water.

STILL waiting on a SINGLE documented example of harm here. Shill. LOL

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