November 2011, Vol. 238 No. 11

In The News

Successful water treatment begins at Marcellus Shale

A Pennsylvania regulation became law in August that will help prevent the discharge of incompletely treated frac water from natural gas drilling into area rivers. Altela Inc., a water treatment company based in Albuquerque, NM, has begun implementation of the solution to the frac water problem at a plant in Williamsport by treating 100,000 gallons a day of frac water to better than drinking water standards. This successfully treated water can be used again for hydrofracking or put into rivers with no harmful effects to people or wildlife. Under the new regulation, natural gas drilling companies will no longer be permitted to take hydrofracking, or ‘frac’ wastewater

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