A new drilling wastewater treatment facility is opening in Bradford County.
Eureka Resources LLC said Thursday that it will open a treatment facility in Bradford County to treat wastewater from the Marcellus and Utica shales.
Eureka already has a treatment plant in Williamsport in the northeastern section of Pennsylvania. The Bradford County facility will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will treat up to 10,000 barrels of drilling muds and flow back water beginning at the end of the year. The water will then go to reuse, stored or sent to the Williamsport facility.
A second phase of the plant in Bradford scheduled for 2013 will allow for the reuse of brine with the help of a crystallizer unit.
Fractracker has mapped out all of the locations Pennsylvania drilling waste is treated or stored.