"Shale gas water easier to treat than sewage": technical director of Trois-Rivières water plant

10.12.2010

In this recent interview with Le Nouvelliste, Steve Hamel, technical director of the Trois-Rivières municipal water plant, says that the fracking water is much easier to treat than municipal sewage water and contains less chemicals than regular sewage water. The solid waste on the bottom of the waste treatment lagoons in Trois-Rivières is certified by the environment ministry for agricultural use as fertilizer. Even if the city has been treating fracking water for the past two years, the The Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs (MDDEP) maintains its certification. We see this as yet another indication that fracking water is not as toxic as opponents say.

The full Le Nouvelliste December 7th article is available online.