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Injection Wells and Seismic Activity

Injection Wells and Seismic Activity

By now, the majority of Ohioans know that injection wells cause earthquakes, and yet, the ODNR continues to permit new injection wells in known earthquake fault zones without adequate testing for seismic activity.

The recent 3.5M earthquake on November 20, epicenter near Doanville, 2 mi. SE of Nelsonville is even more alarming given imminent approval by ODNR of an Athens County injection well that will dump 168,000 gallons a day (63,000,000 gallons/year) of toxic radioactive frack waste below our community. Approval would make the K&H site the largest facility in the state. The 3.5 quake makes it the largest ever recorded in Athens County.

Read here: Gov Kasich Injection Wells & Seismic Activity

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