river traffic http://wkms.org en Coast Guard Considers Changes In Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Transport On Rivers http://wkms.org/post/coast-guard-considers-changes-hydraulic-fracturing-wastewater-transport-rivers <p></p><p>The U.S. Coast Guard is considering a policy change to allow the transport of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on inland waterways.</p><p>Oil and gas companies currently transport most of their wastewater by truck from the shale fields in Ohio and Pennsylvania to states with lighter regulations on storage, like Texas and Louisiana.</p><p>Now companies want to take the river route to save on fuel and personnel costs. But chemicals and other minerals in the wastewater could prove too risky to move by barge. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:28:25 +0000 John Walker 36343 at http://wkms.org Coast Guard Considers Changes In Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Transport On Rivers Army Corps Reduces Barkley Lock Hours http://wkms.org/post/army-corps-reduces-barkley-lock-hours <p>The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to reduce operating hours at the Barkley Navigation Lock to save money. The Corps announced Monday it will go from a 24 hour to a 20 hour a day operation, starting Jan. 7, 2013. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:33:39 +0000 Angela Hatton 22441 at http://wkms.org Army Corps Reduces Barkley Lock Hours