Toxic and radioactive contaminants found to be harming Allegheny River
Pittsburgh – Clean Water Action announced today that is has filed a legal notice against Waste Treatment Corporation (WTC) for their illegal discharge of oil and gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River in Warren, PA. The Notice of Intent was filed under the citizen suit provisions of the Clean Water Act, charging the company with violations of the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and the state Clean Streams Law. Responsible agencies including the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were notified of the legal action as well
“The state’s own study found that Waste Treatment Corporation is damaging the Allegheny River, yet still no action has been taken to stop this contamination. We could wait no longer for help from the state or EPA. We filed this case so that companies discharging gas drilling wastewater into our rivers know this practice must end,” stated Myron Arnowitt, PA State Director for Clean Water Action.