By FORD TURNER
November 18, 2009
The state Department of Environmental Protection is reviewing permit applications associated with at least 12 different proposals to build treatment plants for chemical-tainted wastewater from natural gas drilling operations in northern Pennsylvania.
Ten of the plants are proposed in DEP's 14-county north-central region, which is centered on Lycoming and Clinton counties.
DEP issued 1,592 Marcellus Shale gas well drilling permits in the first 10 months of 2009. More than one-third of them were in the 14-county north-central region.