The Globe and Mail reported during that weekend, that two Calgary based companies have filed proposals, to build secure landfills, in the South Peace.
The story said they are betting on growing volumes of drilling waste, from the Montney and Horn River gas plays. Resource companies have spent millions in recent years, lining up drilling rights for the two shale gas plays, as improved drilling technology made them more attractive to producers.
Secure landfills are fenced, lined facilities designed to accept wastes, such as contaminated soil, that are banned, from municipal landfills.
The Globe report also claims, that in submissions to the Environmental Assessment Office, residents of ther areas involved, have raised concerns, about the landfill’s potential impact on water, air quality and property values.
One of the two Calgary-based companies proposes to build a 65-hectare landfill, 15 kilometers west of Dawson Creek and, it’s projected to be the hub, for Calgary-based EnCana Corporation.
The other has filed, for a 34- hectare proposal, five kilometers south of Tupper, south of Dawson Creek, and just west of the Alberta-BC border.