Community Groups to Host PUBLIC MEETING on Proposed Antero Resources’ Landfill Project
Community members are encouraged to come learn about what could be changing in Ritchie and Doddridge Counties.
West Virginia Rivers Coalition and Friends of the Hughes River Watershed Association will host a community meeting concerning Antero Resources’ proposed landfill and wastewater treatment facility to be located in Ritchie and Doddridge Counties.
WHAT: Antero Landfill Community Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, September 13 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Harrisville Women’s Club, 121 W. Main St., Harrisville WV 26362
Representatives from Antero, WV Department of Environmental Protection and consulting firm Downstream Strategies will provide information on details of the proposed project, environmental and health considerations, and permitting requirements and processes. There will be time allotted for a question and answer session.
About the proposed Antero Resources facility: The project involves the largest-scale and first of its kind facility in the Appalachian region to treat “fracking” wastewater. A landfill will be built to dispose of the salt byproduct from the wastewater treatment process. It is proposed as a 26-year construction project on a 486-acre site spanning Ritchie and Doddridge Counties. Construction will impact 89 streams and 11 wetlands. Once active, the site will generate 1.46 billion pounds of salt and 146 million pounds of toxic sludge per year. The proposed facility would be located within the Zone of Peripheral Concern for the Hughes River Water Board, which sells bulk water to Pennsboro, Harrisville and Cairo in Ritchie County. WV Rivers Coalition has prepared a fact sheet available here.