Originally airing on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
WRFA public affairs director Jason Sample talks with Jason Corwin, Seneca Nation Media and Communications Director and activist with the Defend Ohiyo group.
Corwin discusses the recent success in fighting a proposed project to treat fracking wastewater at the headwaters of the Allegheny River in Coudersport, PA.
Earlier this month the Coudersport Area Municipal Authority voted unanimously to terminate its relationship with Pittsburgh-based startup Epiphany Water Solutions, LLC.
Epiphany had proposed to develop a facility that would have treated up to 42,000 gallons of fracking wastewater per day, which would have then been discharged into the Allegheny River through municipality’s sewage treatment plant.
Members of the Seneca Nation of Indians and other environmental groups were opposed to the plan, voicing concerns that the company wasn’t capable of treating that much wastewater on such a large scale and as a result, it could pose a risk to people and wildlife who use the river downstream.
For more information on Defend Ohiyo, visit defendohiyo.org.