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WHEELING (AP) — Wheeling planners are considering a company's proposal to open a plant that would recycle wastewater from natural gas drilling.

The Wheeling Planning Commission is expected to make a decision on GreenHunter Water's application at a meeting on Monday.

Commissioners had declined to consider the project at their June and July meetings, saying they needed additional information.

GreenHunter interim CEO Jonathan Hoopes tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that the company believes it has now met the commission's requirements.

 

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