Plum Injection Well
Fracking Waste Disposal Injection Well Threatens Pittsburgh’s Drinking Water:
The Plum Injection Well is situated near the Allegheny River, the drinking water source for the city of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities. A leak from the injection well could impact hundreds of thousands of residents. Watch the video on the right to learn more about the risks.
Over 75 residents sent comments to EPA in July telling them to deny permits for this injection well!
Protect PT's June 28th, 2022 Comment on Sedat 4A, the second permit application to EPA
In spite of the lack of community support, PA DEP and EPA approved the Sedat 3A Injection Well. This well began accepting fracking waste in 2021. Currently, Penneco is seeking to add a second injection well to the site. This new well is called Sedat 4A.
Residents share their experiences:
Residents have reported horrible smells and pollution, excessive noise and truck traffic, water contamination and health impacts from the Sedat 3A Injection Well in Plum. Several residents have expressed concerns about the proposed Sedat 4A Injection Well, which would be located at the same site as the existing well.
Plum Borough and Protect PT Challenge Injection Well
In January 2022, the Plum Borough Zoning Hearing Board reluctantly approved the Sedat 4A Injection Well. Plum Borough appealed the decision of their own Zoning Hearing Board in a unique case. Protect PT filed joined the appeal in support of residents in Plum.
Appeals require paying for expert witnesses and other legal fees. Your donation of any amount helps us challenge this injection well.
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Water testing near the Plum Injection Well