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Eco-group to sue Pennsylvania firm over drilling wastewater

By Bob Downing Published: July 19, 2013

An environmental group has filed a notice of intent to file a lawsuit against Waste Treatment Corporation for alleged illegal discharge of oil and gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River.

Clean Water Action, a grassroots organization that advocates for clean water and decreased pollution, issued a press release on Thursday announcing the intent to file suit, claiming, in part, that WTC has "violated their water discharge permit nearly 400 times since 2010" and also has no permit from the state of Pennsylvania authorizing them to discharge oil and gas wastewater.

But, to Michael Arnold, vice president of operations for Waste Treatment Corporation, the company is working within its permits.

To read the full story from the Warren, Pa., Times Observer, click  here.

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