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Nebraska wastewater well wins approval despite opposition


SIDNEY (AP) — State regulators have approved a controversial disposal well in northwest Nebraska for wastewater generated by oil and natural gas production.

The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 2-0 on Wednesday in favor of the project, proposed by Colorado-based Terex Energy Corp.

The company wants to truck in salty groundwater and chemical-laden fracking wastewater from oil operations in Wyoming, Colorado and, eventually, Nebraska, to an old oil well on a ranch in southern Sioux County.

Nebraska already has 121 active saltwater disposal wells, but the project near Mitch...

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