Documents Related to CONSOL
from Blacksville Mines
On September 2, 2005 Region III of
the US EPA issued an injection well permit to CNX Energy for a site
near the creek. The well was permitted for the disposal of brines from
coal bed methane wells. You can view the permit
which we have obtained as a .PDF file of a FAX.
We have also obtained .PDF files of two documents related to CONSOL's
water treatment plans for chlorides in from AMD (Acid Mine Drainage) in
Northern West Virginia.
One is a WV-DEP
issued in 2004 which would have required CONSOL to have US EPA approval
for continued discharges from nine outfalls. This is a 309K .pdf file.
The other is a Progress
Report prepared by CONSOL in August 2008 to show how it would treat
the non-complying AMD discharges. The plan essentially says "we
gathered data and talked about it." CONSOL's proposed next steps call
for submission of a Phase II compliance Plan by 31 January 2009 and
submission of permit applications by 1 January 2010. It contains some
maps of water sampling locations. This is a 2Meg .pdf file.
In early October the PA-DEP sent strong letters regarding disolved
solids discharges from the CONSOL operations. We have received .PDF
files of three letters:
One to the WV-DEP was a request
for more stringent controls on discharges from Blacksville mines. PA-DEP to WV-DEP - 2
One sent to the US-EPA Philadelphia office was a
request for withdrawal of Underground Injection Control permit for the
Morris Run well operated by CNX Gas. PA-DEP to US-EPA - 5 October 2009
One was sent to CONSOL relating to connections between the Blacksville
#1 and the Blacksville #2 mines and the discharge of chlorides into
Dunksard Creek. PA-DEP
to CONSOL - Request for Information - 7 October 2009