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Public Forum Held On Proposed Injection Well Near Masontown
Written by Tom Kippen
Last updated on August 23, 2013 @ 12:10AM
Created on August 22, 2013 @ 11:59PM

A public meeting was held Thursday evening for concerned residents who live along Deckers Creek in Monongalia County. It's about a proposed fracking wastewater injection well near Masontown.

The meeting took place at the WVU Agricultural Sciences Building. Friends Of Deckers Creek lead the meeting and talked about concerns that the proposed injection well would possibly create. That includes leaks, affecting the water quality, issues along the rail trails and truck spills.

"Money that has been invested to improve the water quality, to increase the recreational opportunities in the area, and the location of this piratical well is just not very good," said Elizabeth Wiles, Friends Of Deckers Creek Executive Director.

The decision has not been made yet to go ahead with the project and the Energy Corporation Of America said there's no answer at this time.

"We approached the Friends Of Deckers Creek in May and explained to them we're going to be exploring this project over the summer and will come back to them in the fall. At this point, we don't have any additional information for them. However, the concerns they have raised we believe they're either unfounded or quite certain they're very manageable", said Jennifer Vieweg, Energy Corporation Of America Community Relations Coordinator. 

A decision on this proposed project could be made this fall.

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