Proposed Campbell plant would clean, recycle fracking fluid, resell water

CAMPBELL

A company that wants to build a water remediation plant in the brownfields along the Mahoning River sees itself as a solution, not an addition, to shale-drilling concerns.

ESI Enviro LLC representatives told about 50 people from the city and other communities Wednesday evening that they will be able to absorb toxins from hydraulic fracturing fluid, recycle them or dispose of them at an approved site, and resell the clean water back to drillers who are fracking for natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

A quart of contaminants will be all that remains from millions of gallons of water, a spokesman said.

For the complete story, read Thursday's Vindicator or Vindy.com.

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