Fracking Water Disposal Site Draws Opposition in Nebraska
Scotts Bluff County's commissioners don't like the location of a proposed disposal well for fracking water in nearby Sioux County and have appealed for help from a state regulatory board.
Terex Energy Corp. wants to truck the saltwater recovered from oil searches and production in Wyoming and Colorado to a Nebraska ranch about 14 miles north of Mitchell. The water would be injected into an old oil well. The water would be carried in by an initial maximum of 80 trucks a day.
The commissioners on Tuesday approved a letter to the Nebraska Oil and Gas Commission, which has scheduled a March 24 public hearing on the proposal.
The Scotts Bluff commissioners cited concerns about wear and tear on county roads and on the possibility of spills.