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WTC fined, ordered to upgrade in DEP action

November 22, 2013

Waste Treatment Corporation of Warren would pay a $25,000 fine and be required to install upgrades to the plant by 2016 for violations of the Clean Streams Law into the Allegheny River, according......

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LeftyBeaulieu

Nov-23-13 9:21 AM

It's amazing that this article does not tell the reader where the water comes from and what makes it waste water. Should not the public know?

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DeborahKittner

Nov-22-13 10:08 AM

As a native Warrenite, it breaks my heart to hear that the Allegheny River, cherished as a National and Scenic River has been violated by the Waste Treatment Corporation (WTC). The DEP's response time is also in question, but that is a separate debate. The home page of WTC reads "Dedicated to provide environmentally sound procedures to recover and process wastewaters." This has been disproved. I have concerns about the qualifications of the plant's leadership according to the DEP findings noted in this article. Basic, standard operating procedures of waste water management appear to have not been followed. BASIC. It is angering. I will suggest the Decree include mandatory training of the management and staff on essential PA waste water facility operating procedures, the U.S. Clean Water Act, and National Wild & Scenic River System. WTC has an opportunity to regain credibility across both the local and national community for its chosen responsibility to care for our preci

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