Pa. Fracking Wastewater Plants Agree To $30M Upgrades

Law360, Philadelphia (May 22, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT) -- A western Pennsylvania operator of plants that treat fracking wastewater will pay as much as $30 million to upgrade the facilities to meet more stringent environmental standards under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.

Under the settlement, Fluid Recovery Services LLC, which was acquired earlier this month by Aquatech International, will need to renew its Clean Water Act discharge permits from Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under the tougher discharge standards in order to resume processing the water from oil- and gas-drilling...
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