Man Proposes Resolution to Dye Shale Water for Safety Purposes


 A Harrison County, West Virginia man is attempting to keep the water supply and first responders safe with a resolution. Steve Garvin has introduced a resolution that would require tanker trucks to identify what materials they are carrying with a dye.

Garvin wants flowback and produced water to have a red dye added to it so if it is dumped in water, or there is an accident on the road, everyone would know what fluid is in the truck.

“In an event that there’s an automobile accident with a tanker truck and the tanker truck spills, if law enforcement gets there and sees red dye and red material, he knows he’s possibly dealing with toxic stuff,” Garvin said.

Garvin has been introducing the resolution at county commission meetings and water board meetings in the region, hoping to get enough support to take it to a state level.

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