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FWAP Warns of Future Costs to Ohioans for Fracking Contamination

FWAP Warns of Future Costs to Ohioans for Fracking Contamination

April 2, 2015 Chief Rick Simmers ODNR 2045 Morse Rd. Bldg. F2 Columbus, OH 43229-6693 Dear Chief Simmers: We would like to bring to your attention the recent report from Earthworks stating that Ohio has being largely deficient in the regulation of the hazardous waste that is generated by the oil and gas industry, primarily from the process of horizontal...

Gov. Kasich & ODNR Face Radioactive Fracking Waste Lawsuit

Gov. Kasich & ODNR Face Radioactive Fracking Waste Lawsuit

For Immediate Release November 19, 2014   Lawsuit Filed Against Governor Kasich and ODNR Over Radioactive Fracking Waste Columbus, OH – Today, a lawsuit was filed in Franklin County court against Governor Kasich and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) for the illegal approval of at least 23 fracking waste handling, storage, processing and...

Federal Intervention into Ohio’s Failure to Comply with Regulation Demanded

Federal Intervention into Ohio’s Failure to Comply with Regulation Demanded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Toledo, OH) Last Friday, July 11, a certified letter to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (– USEPA) was sent outlining Ohio’s insufficient regulation of radioactive oil and gas waste and the imminent harm Ohio residents will face as a result. Attorney for the FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP), Terry Lodge of...

State Attorney General Alerted to Illegal Orders by ODNR

State Attorney General Alerted to Illegal Orders by ODNR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2014 – The FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP), a grassroots non-profit water protection organization, today demanded that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) cancel the temporary authorizations issued for at least 23 toxic and radioactive fracking waste facilities in Ohio. The facilities granted Chief’s Orders to...

Toxic Waste Sites Enter Ohio Communities Without Oversight

Toxic Waste Sites Enter Ohio Communities Without Oversight

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: BUCKEYE FOREST COUNCIL & FRESHWATER ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT: Toxic Waste Sites Enter Ohio Communities Without Oversight GRAND RAPIDS, Ohio — Ohio residents are now discovering that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has issued “Chief’s Orders” for oil and gas industry waste disposal, processing, recycling and dumping...

— USEPA Asked to Intervene in ODNR Permitting

— USEPA Asked to Intervene in ODNR Permitting

Ohio to Become a Frack Waste Dumping Ground April 16, 2014 — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is the sole regulator of the horizontal hydraulic fracturing (fracking) industry which includes the permitting of not only fracking itself, but the disposal of its toxic and radioactive waste. As fracking continues to grow in the state, so does the amount of...