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Deep Injection Wells in Pennsylvania


source: Environmental Protection Agency.

Only eight deep-injection wells in Pennsylvania are permitted to take oil and gas waste–and only five of those are active. Another two are under review after local residents and officials recently filed charges.

At least two other permits are are pending, including one in DuBois, Clearfield County.

The injection well permits allow operators to dispose of brine, drilling wastewater, and drilling mud.

Click on any marker below to see the exact location of Pennsylvania’s deep injection wells, the operator, status and monthly injection allowance.

The EPA has overseen deep injection wells in Pennsylvania since 1983. Those wells are designated as Class 2 wells and regulated by the underground injection control program, via the Safe Drinking Water Act. Although 1,860 Class 2 wells are permitted in Pennsylvania, only eight of them are approved for oil and gas waste disposal.



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