Novus Receives Go-Ahead For Controversial Green Lake Area Injection Project: Report

February 13, 2018


One environmental obstacle to a proposed Calhoun County injection well project near Texas’ largest freshwater lake has been cleared.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality gave Novus International permission last week to drill two underground injection control wells a few miles from Green Lake, according to the Victoria Advocate.

“The company’s next step will be to get the Environmental Protection Agency‘s approval to actually inject hazardous waste into them,” the newspaper reports.

“Bryan W. Shaw, chairman of the TCEQ, said during a meeting Wednesday that it was “fairly obvious” that those who had asked for a hearing hadn’t proved they would be affected by the wells – a requirement for such a hearing.

“He said they lived at least 10 miles away from it.”