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EPA hears opposition to Seneca 'injection well'

December 11, 2012

Photo by Ted Lutz – Karen D. Johnson (right), the chief of the Ground Water and Enforcement Branch of the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) office in Philadelphia, presides at a public hearing Tuesday at the Highland Township Fire Hall in James City. Seated are S. Stephen Platt (left), national expert hydrologist with the EPA; and Roger Reinhart (right), EPA environmental engineer for Safe Drinking Water.

JAMES CITY – The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heard adamant opposition Tuesday against a proposed "injection well" for the disposal of drilling fluids.
The EPA held a public hearing at the Highland Township Fire Hall in James City to gather input on a permit application from Seneca Resources to convert a low-producer well on Lamont Road to an "injection well."

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