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Chesapeake seeks wetland permits for Louisville complex

By Bob Downing Published: October 4, 2012

 

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agencyhas received an application from Chesapeake Energy Corp. to fill in wetlands in Louisville to build new regional office and industrial complex.

The Oklahoma-based energy giant is also seeking similar approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Both agencies must approve the requests before construction can begin.

Between 0.94 acres and 1.63 acres of wetlands along the East Branch of Nimishillen Creek would be impacted by the development, according to the paperwork.

Copies of the application and technical support information for the 401 permit from the Ohio EPA are available at www.epa.ohio.gov/dsw.

Last July, Chesapeake announced that it intends to develop 291 acres in the Beck Industrial Park between state Route 44 and Beck Road in southwest Louisville.

The complex could house 200 to 400 workers and maybe more, officials said.

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