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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.

Fire and Explosion Were Bad Enough – Fish Kill Shows Toxic Water Contamination. People have a right to know – what went in the water?

Fire and Explosion Were Bad Enough – Fish Kill Shows Toxic Water Contamination. People have a right to know – what went in the water?

[Note: Reposted from FracTracker.org]   A First-hand Look at the Recent Statoil Well Pad Fire By Evan Collins and Rachel Wadell, Summer Research Interns, Wheeling Jesuit University Hydraulic tubing had caught fire at Statoil’s Eisenbarth well pad, resulting in the evacuation of 20-25 nearby residents.1 Statoil North America is a relatively large...