HANOVER TWP. – The group opposed to natural gas drilling in Luzerne County took its fight Sunday night to the people who live near a proposed treatment plant of waste water from the growing number of gas wells in the Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Approximately 75 people turned out for a presentation by the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition on how to stop the plant proposed to be built on the grounds of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority along the Susquehanna River.
The sanitary authority is conducting a feasibility study on constructing a plant to treat the water mixed with chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation. Most of the water would be shipped back to be reused for drilling and approximately 20 percent would be cleaned to meet drinking water standards, mixed with treated sewage and released into the river.