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Updated Numbers Show Water Destruction From Fracking Increasing

Updated Numbers Show Water Destruction From Fracking Increasing

Ted Auch has responded to FWAP’s questions regarding more details from his previous study. Added recycled and freshwater trend as well. But you should basically disregard the early 16% recycled water average as it is an average of very few data and really industry is sticking around 7.17-7.27% recycled water although as the average per well number is...

Follow Up Meeting with Rep Hill’s Aide

Follow Up Meeting with Rep Hill’s Aide

On April 2 we met with Representative Brian Hill’s aide, Brandon Ogden. Now we’re following up regarding the discussion we had about Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. You may find the links useful at the end of this message Dear Brandon: Please share this with Representative Hill for his information. I am assembling a mailing for Muskingum...

The Last Budget Bill

The Last Budget Bill

The Governor’s Budget Bill magically converted radioactive waste from regulated to unregulated to make it cheap and easy to dispose in Ohio. We risk being poisoned by water soluble radium 226 and 228 that can be dumped, spilled or migrate into our drinking water supplies. According to the US EPA, exposure to radium and the various isotopes like 226 and...

Why is MWCD Ignoring Science?

Why is MWCD Ignoring Science?

Sometimes we find ourselves asking some tough questions: why are the people who are supposed to protect us and our assets ignoring the facts? FWAP commissioned a report from a well-known hydrogeologist from New York. No one in NY would allow fracking of a reservoir, and yet, despite the science and the pleas to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District...

New Rules for Fracking Waste Needed

New Rules for Fracking Waste Needed

This report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) evaluates federal and state laws regarding fracking waste. The alarming findings reveal that there is not the regulatory framework to adequately protect human health and safety. The most significant finding is to address the federal loophole that exempts oil and gas companies from hazardous waste from...

Drinking Water At Risk

Drinking Water At Risk

A comprehensive report entitled, Our Drinking Water At Risk: What the EPA and the Oil and Gas Industry Don’t Want You to Know written by Lisa Sumi. Lisa Sumi is the Research Director of the Oil and Gas Accountability Project. This report verifies the EPA conducted an inadequate study of fracking’s threat to water. The EPA had concluded that fracking...