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Shale industry company may move to Campbell



Published: Thu, November 8, 2012 @ 12:08 a.m.

By Jeanne Starmack

starmack@vindy.com

CAMPBELL

A company that cleans wastewater from shale drilling so it can be reused is considering moving to Campbell; its proposal includes one or more injection wells for waste disposal.

The company, ESI Enviro, LLC, would move to 15 acres of old Sheet and Tube Co. property the city owns to the right of a new bridge on Bob Cene Way in the brownfields along the Mahoning River, said 4th Ward Councilman Robert Yankle.

The public is invited to comment and ask questions at a hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the city building, 31 Tenney Ave. Council President George Levendis said Campbell residents will have the chance to speak first, then council will listen to people from other communities.

“We are going to give them the land,” Yankle said Wednesday, adding that the city cannot do anything with it because there is 500,000 cubic feet of asbestos buried there.

The company will not be able to dig there to build its plant, he said. Two buildings, water storage tanks and a processing system will have to be built above the ground.

Yankle said city council met with company representatives Oct. 24. Council was told that the injection well or wells would not be high-pressure. They will be 3,000 to 4,000 feet deep, and would not pose the same threat of earthquakes the injection well near Salt Springs Road in Youngstown did before it was shut down after a magnitude 4.0 quake hit the Youngstown area last Dec. 31.

That well, drilled to 9,000 feet and owned by D&L Energy, was linked to that quake and a series of smaller ones in preceding months.

Yankle said a lot of the contaminants the company is removing from the wastewater will be recycled.

“What isn’t recycled will be going into the well,” he said.

Yankle said the company would initially employ 15 people. It would invest $500,000 into its plant.

The city would get 33 cents per gallon of wastewater, and they expect to process 100,000 to 300,000 gallons per year.


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1georgejeanie(840 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Ah yes, another type business that most communities would not want, remember the infectious waste incnerator in North Jackson and the facility in Niles that supposedly stteamed infectious waste before it was put into a landfill, two jokes hefted on the Mahoning Valley because it will do anything to get that jobless rate down.

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2ABRAHAML(9 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Ya know George , you probably were one of the people who cried
" Bo Ho" when the mills shut down. Now when an opportunity comes along and "jobs" may be had you start spouting off about pollution, well George the mills did a lot of polluting so why don't you go live on the moon. Oh wait I forgot Neil Armstrong polluted that when he left the American flag there. Oh well guess you'll have to find another clean place to live. Get a life George do something creditable go jump in a ladle in the Sheet And Tube. Oh wait just remembered it's not there anymore . George JOBS Is a 4 letter word but not a bad one! Great idea! Why don't you and Bob Hagen float a petition that'll give you both something to do.

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3GeorgeinYoungstown(76 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

What a brilliant idea!

Let's give land to a company so they can drill fracking waste injection wells into the ground only a few miles from the epicenter of an earthquake swarm that was caused by another waste injection well - that one being a Class II.

(Notice how we're not being told what class these new ones will be - we'll just keep our fingers crossed and hope that the slickwater fluids don't migrate down to any new, unknown fault lines like before, since even the ODNR cannot guarantee this will not happen. How heartening to know that _no one_ can say for certain whether it's the pressure or the fluid, or a combination of the 2 that induces seismicity.)

But wait, that's not the end of the story!

Let's make sure we build this all right on top of a brownfield saturated with 1/2 million cubic ft of, wait for it --------

ASBESTOS!

It's so heartening to know that our local officials are thinking ahead with a vision of a sustainable future that will attract new citizens to the Mahoning Valley.

(When the rad and benzene levels start rising downstream in PA, they'll have Campbell to thank!)

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4GeorgeinYoungstown(76 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

...Oh, and one more thing -

Once again the Mahoning Valley becomes the guinea pig in this insane experiment brought down upon us by willfully ignorant local officials, a corrupted State bureaucracy, and an especially vile Gas industry that is intent on making the Valley an extraction colony - with the full and active complicity of the previously mentioned local and state authorities.

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5Aware(219 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Look at the players - that alone should tell us everything! Not the ones listed in this article. The ones really involved. Stay tuned.

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