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Fracking Conference at Statehouse Highlights Lack of Public Protections in Ohio

Fracking Conference at Statehouse Highlights Lack of Public Protections in Ohio

As the unconventional shale gas drilling (fracking) industry continues to expand in Ohio with what critics call inadequate regulation, directly impacted communities are seeking answers and assistance from legislators and regulators to protect their communities. To further those efforts, the FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) sponsored a conference on Tuesday, May 17, at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium to urge Ohio legislators and regulators to learn the from several expert presenters the environmental and public health impacts of its rapid deployment, infrastructure buildout and waste stream disposal

Frack Waste Facilities Proliferate in Ohio Despite Lack of Regulations

Frack Waste Facilities Proliferate in Ohio Despite Lack of Regulations

As the horizontal hydrofracking industry continues to operate without adequate regulation, the waste produced is a big problem for the industry for which Ohio has provided a cheap solution. Ohio not only allows waste from in-state fracking operations to be disposed of without traceability, monitoring and adequate regulation, it also is accepting waste from other states. Recently, plans were approved to allow the barge shipment of frack waste on the Ohio River, meaning frack waste could potentially come to Ohio from Texas and other states who find it easier and cheaper to send it to Ohio than dispose of it themselves.

16 New Toxic Waste Facilities

Frack waste facilities not noted in previous list, January 2015 – January 2016

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...

ODNR Records Request Response: Toxic Facilities With Chief’s Orders

ODNR Records Request Response: Toxic Facilities With Chief’s Orders

The below┬árecords are from ODNR in response to our public request for records of the toxic waste facilities given “Chief’s Orders” to operate.   ODNR Chief’s Order Summary Letters Facility Chief’s Order Summaries letters   HTP Unlimited 2014 182 ATP Unlimited LLC Truck Washing Facility Application for Chief’s Order...