Pa. Senate OKs Use Of Mining Wastewater For Fracking

Law360, Philadelphia (October 17, 2012, 1:49 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved legislation Monday that would encourage the use of wastewater from mining operations for Marcellus Shale well development.

The bill absolves mine operators and landowners from any liability or damages that might arise from taking wastewater generated from mines and reusing it to conduct hydraulic fracturing activities, as long as they receive project approval.

“The commonwealth must begin to take an innovative approach to the treatment and use of acid mine water,” bill sponsor Sen. Richard Kasunic, D-Somerset, said Monday on the...
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