Processing Magazine

Eureka Resources to construct Marcellus Shale wastewater treatment plant

May 22, 2012

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Eureka Resources, LLC will construct a world-class centralized wastewater treatment facility in Standing Stone Township, Bradford County, Pa., to treat wastewater generated during development of oil and gas wells in the Marcellus and Utica Shale.

Plans for the facility include installation of Eureka''s treatment process that allows for recycling of Marcellus and Utica shale water for use at future well sites as well as a concentrated brine crystallizer to allow for beneficial reuse of valuable byproducts that can be extracted from the water.

"Bradford County saw more drilling activity than any other Pennsylvania county last year," said Eureka CEO Dan Ertel. "This facility will provide gas producers in this area with a treatment option that is closer to home and helps reduce the number of trucks needed for off-site disposal and their associated costs, noise and pollution."