Video: Seneca Nation Rallies To Defend River From Fracking Wastewater


Video filmed and edited with the help of E.D.G.E. member for Public Herald

Photo by Steven Rubin for Public Herald

In Coudersport Pennsylvania, over 100 members of the Seneca Nation of Indians appeared at a public meeting to oppose a fracking wastewater treatment facility planned for development on the Allegheny River, known by the Seneca as the Ohi:yo’, which means “beautiful waters.”

Read the full article by Joshua B. Pribanic, and Melissa A. Troutman for Public Herald here:

http://publicherald.org/seneca-nation-rallies-defend-river-fracking-wastewater/

Excerpts:

"The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) is currently reviewing Epiphany, LLC’s permit application and is expected to approve the facility in the coming months. Epiphany’s application to DEP does not include monitoring for radioactive material or chemicals used for fracking before treated waste is discharged into the river."

"Shannon Seneca, an environmental engineer of the Seneca Research, Remediation, and Restoration LLC stressed that, “The accumulation of radioactive material at the headwaters of the Allegheny becomes a national issue. The proposed facility will create environmental and human health risks at this site even if the water does not discharge to the POTW [publicly owned treatment works].”

Public Herald Editorial 1:

http://publicherald.org/fracking-waste-facility-allegheny-river-public-hearing/

Public Herald Editorial 2:

http://publicherald.org/radioactive-wastewater-treated-by-a-private-company-discharged-to-a-public-facility-given-back-to-the-river/

Public Herald Article:

http://publicherald.org/fledgling-company-awaits-approval-for-fracking-wastewater-treatment-plant-on-pennsylvania-headwaters/

Public Herald Testimony:

https://vimeo.com/publicherald/epiphany

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