No one wants your frack salt! Antero Closes $300 Million Clearwater Facility to Re-evaluate Waste Water Processing

Antero Closes Clearwater Facility to Re-evaluate Local Frack Water Processing by Duane Nichols, Sept. 25, 2019, frackcheckwv

Antero Idles $300 Million Clearwater Facility

From an Article of WBOY News 12, Clarksburg, September 18, 2019

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Antero Resources has idled a $300 million water treatment facility on the Doddridge/Ritchie county line, company officials said Wednesday.

The shutdown of the Antero Clearwater Facility is being done so that Antero can do an evaluation of the facility, which has become necessary due to the current “low commodity price environment,” [or because communities/recreation facilities/swimming pools/smart people don’t want to be poisoned by the products?] according to Al Schopp, Antero Chief Administrative Officer. The company will “look at all options to determine its cost effectiveness,” Schopp said.

The evaluation process has just begun, and there is no timeline for how long the idling could last, Schopp said. The shutdown will not affect Antero jobs, but subcontractors would have to make their own staffing decisions, Schopp said. No decisions on the long-term viability of the facility have been made, Schopp stressed.

While the facility is idled, water from the drilling process will either be blended with fresh water and reused or will be sent to injection wells, according to Schopp.

According to Antero’s website, the plant produces more than 41,000 barrels of fresh water per day and supports 25 permanent employees and 25 supply chain employees, while generating “significant” state and local tax revenue.

The facility’s aim is reduce truck traffic and, in turn, greenhouse gas emissions, Antero’s website said.

The Veolia company worked with Antero to build the facility, starting in 2015, and in 2017 announced that it had entered into an up-to-10-year, $70 million contract to operate the facility.

REFERENCE: Veolia Awarded Significant Contract with Oil and Gas Operator Antero Resources to Showcase Broad Waste Collection, Treatment Expertise — PRESS RELEASE Businesswire, October 11, 2017

Refer also to:

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New York signs law prohibiting fracking, and oil, natural gas waste in city; Alberta & other jurisdictions allow it dumped in landfills, on roads, leases, near communities and water ways (perhaps in them, who’s checking?). NORM increasing because of unconventional oil & gas, “has become a much more significant health, safety and environmental issue”

Guzzle Up! Toxic radioactive frac waste water coming soon to a bottling depot, farm, berry patch, swimming pool, park pathway near you?

The DEregulation goes on and on and on: Conventional Oil & Gas Industry Major 2019 Goal: To Restore Program To Spread Well Waste Water On Roads (without oversight and keeping toxic chemical contents secret)

Will waste water kill fracing? EPA bans disposal of frac waste at public treatment plants. Injecting it causes seismicity, recycling it is costly, using it to irrigate and landspraying it contaminates food, dumping it into waterways kills fish, pits filled with it leak, breathing it in aerosols corrodes lungs. What will companies do with it?

Three more lawsuits filed against Antero Resources Corporation for causing damages from fracking practices

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Strudleys to appeal judge’s dismissal of Antero lawsuit, Attorneys have until mid-June to file a notice of appeal

Antero cited for violation in W.Va. gas well fire

Investigators say an accumulation of gases appears to have caused the explosion that destroyed the Rosebud water tower and sent a Wheatland County employee to hospital

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