Spraying Frack Water from Storage Pit to Meadow Should be Illegal

by Duane Nichols on December 30, 2014

Marcellus Frack Water Sprayed onto Farmland

Doddridge County WV Land Contaminated by Frack Water

From the Doddridge County Watershed Association, FaceBook Page, December 29, 2014

Doddridge County, WV – Quotation from Local Resident:

“we looked out and saw a plume of water shooting over the meadow. It was 2 men from S & S Well Service out of Glenville SPRAYING PRODUCED WATER from the frack pit over the meadow on the orders of Diversified Resources, the producer…..now this meadow is ruined….no grazing, no hay….poison ground….plus, they contaminated Walnut Run, which flows into Little Toms Fork, then to Middle Island Creek.

We made them stop, but not before they emptied half the pit (how many hundreds of gallons?”

Please share – and contact your legislators – the WVDEP has very few laws in place that don’t have loopholes. The WVDEP has said many times they can’t enforce laws that don’t exist.

We need to shore up frack water disposal laws NOW.

See also:   www.FrackCheckWV.net

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Bob S. December 31, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Studies have shown that the local people, animals, and water systems are exposed to the radio-active hazard from FRACKING and all of the workers associated.

The black shale’s are a uranium find and quite radio-active.

In 5,000,000 years, the area will be safe for living things.

N.Y. Times has had numerous articles.


Doddridge Co. Watershed Assn. January 1, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Doddridge County Watershed Association (DCWA)
December 30, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Clarification — the photos and quotes about the land application of oil and gas pit water were not by DCWA — quotes & photos were from an involved party. This was not made clear in the posts. Sorry for any confusion.

DCWA as posted on Facebook


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