DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Windfall’s Injection Disposal Well Application

DUBOIS – The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at Penn State DuBois’ Hiller Auditorium, DuBois.

The purpose of the hearing is to record testimony regarding Windfall Oil & Gas Inc.’s application to drill a new injection disposal well in Brady Township, Clearfield County.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an Underground Injection Control permit on July 28, 2015 to authorize the operation of a Class II-D injection disposal well.

The DEP will record testimony regarding Windfall’s application. Those who would like to present testimony during the public hearing are asked to please contact Communication Relations Coordinator, John Poister, at 412-442-4203 before 12 p.m. Feb. 16 to register.

There will also be an opportunity to sign up to testify at the door before the start of the hearing. Organizations are encouraged to designate one witness to present testimony on behalf of the organization.

Those who are unable to attend the public hearing can submit a written statement to the DEP within five days thereafter. Written statements should be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Oil and Gas District, 400 Waterfront Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Written statements can also be submitted at tdonahue@pa.gov or by fax to 412-442-4328. Each written statement must include a name, address, telephone for the person submitting it, identification of the permit application (Frank & Susan Zelman No. 1) and a concise statement of the objections to the permit application and the relevant facts upon which they are based.

Those who are in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Poister or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at 1-800-654-5984 to discuss how DEP may accommodate needs.

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2 thoughts on “DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Windfall’s Injection Disposal Well Application

  1. BasS

    Where there are injection wells, AK, OH, it’s proven to have increased earthquakes. There hasn’t been an environmental impact study, no health impact study like what is done if you want to put in a new road or a manufacturing business. Why is the O&G industry still allowed to continue to operate in PA when the impacts they have created have not been addressed or fixed? Do we really need earthquakes on top of water that contains radiation, people with contaminated wells and toxic air from this industrial process?

    • Dieselrider

      Could you please link to the proof you speak of where there is radiation in the water due to fracking, drilling or development of these wells? Also could you provide more information as to where it is PROVEN that drilling or fracking or injection wells? Thanks

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