Seneca Nation Celebrates after Fracking Wastewater Treatment Plant Nixed

Allegheny RiverPhoto by Nyttend/Creative Commons

Seneca Nation leaders and environmentalists hailed a decision Monday by a municipal board in Pennsylvania as a victory for the Allegheny River watershed and its residents.

The Coudersport Area Municipal Authority voted to terminate permits related to a proposed wastewater treatment facility that would have served as a primary fracking wastewater disposal site for the gas drilling industry.

If approved, the facility would have treated and discharged up to 42,000 gallons of fracking wastewater per day into the Allegheny River, which flows from north central PA into Western New York, through the Seneca Nation’s territory.

Source: Olean Times Herald