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GreenHunter Receives Approval for Frac-Water Recycling Facility in Wheeling
August 23, 2013
The Wheeling Planning Commission has approved plans of GreenHunter Resources, Inc. for a water recycling and barging facility to be constructed in Wheeling, WV. The $1.7 million construction project, as reported by the Pittsburgh Business Times, is GreenHunter’s latest solution for dealing with production water resulting from hydraulic fracturing activities in West Virginia. The facility will treat production water to be re-used by companies, with any remaining water transported by barge to disposal wells. GreenHunter estimates that every 10,000 barrel barge load can remove 100 trucks from the water transportation process.