The Seneca Nation of New York, also known as the Seneca Nation of Indians (Salamanca) is a federally recognized tribe of Seneca people in New York. Photo by Ken Lund / Creative Commons

Last month, more than 100 members of the Seneca Nation of Indians attended a public meeting in Pennsylvania to oppose a fracking wastewater treatment facility planned for the Allegheny River.

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

Wastewater produced by fracking is known to be radioactive, yet the facility’s application does not include monitoring for radioactive material or chemicals used for fracking before releasing the water into the river.

Read more at the Public Herald.