Drilling waste finds a new use
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Drilling waste finds a new use

Drilling waste can be stabilized and solidified by Scott Environmental Services Inc. of Longview so it can be converted into road material.

By Jennifer Hiller, Staff Writer
My San Antonio Express-News


Among the thousands of oil field trucks criss-crossing Texas: Trucks hauling solid waste from drilling pits to landfills. But a Longview-based company has a way to turn that oil field trash into something useful — roads and new drilling pads.

It was initially developed for federal Superfund sites as a way to safely lock up contaminated soil.  “They were looking at processes that encapsulate the waste for thousands of years,” said Blake Scott, president of the company.

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