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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:16 AM

Breaking: Ohio Residents Blockade Fracking Wastewater Injection Well Site

Ohio residents are blocking access to an injection well in Trumbull County this morning, protesting the failure of Ohio regulators to adequately test and monitor the dumping of toxic fracking wastewater in the state.

Trumbull County residents, along with supporters from Frack Free Mahoning and Ohio Fracktion, are gathered at the well site on Sodom Hutchings Road in Vienna Township, to express concerns about the contents of the 1,000 gallons of fracking wastewater that spilled along five miles of road in Fowler Township, a nearby residential area, on July 7.

They are demanding that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) begin testing out-of-state frack wastewater that is being injected into more than 170 wells throughout Ohio. One protester has locked himself to the gate to prevent trucks carrying fracking wastewater from entering the site.

According to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) spokesperson Mike Settles, emergency responders conducted only a simple pH test of the fracking wastewater that spilled along the roads of Fowler Township. As far as further testing for radiation, heavy metals and other chemicals that could be present in the spilled fracking wastewater, Settles explained that the OEPA doesn’t “have the resources” to perform testing unless there is a “legitimate concern” of environmental damage. However, thick, rust colored residue was still visible on the road one week after the spill.
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http://ecowatch.org/2012/breaking-ohio-residents/


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Reply Breaking: Ohio Residents Blockade Fracking Wastewater Injection Well Site (Original post)
limpyhobbler Jul 2012 OP
ananda Jul 2012 #1
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2012 #17
SDjack Jul 2012 #2
Coexist Jul 2012 #3
WCGreen Jul 2012 #4
Fire Walk With Me Jul 2012 #5
otohara Jul 2012 #6
Scuba Jul 2012 #11
otohara Jul 2012 #16
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #7
harun Jul 2012 #13
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #15
limpyhobbler Jul 2012 #19
harun Jul 2012 #21
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #22
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2012 #8
SDjack Jul 2012 #9
Fire Walk With Me Jul 2012 #20
Smilo Jul 2012 #10
limpyhobbler Jul 2012 #12
valerief Jul 2012 #14
sulphurdunn Jul 2012 #18

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:34 AM

1. I wish them luck.

nt

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 01:01 PM

17. So does this native Buckeye. nt

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:43 AM

2. Our heros. Take back our country. Don't let the frackers wreck it. Stand up for

our Freedom. We have the right to protect our children from the poisoners.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:43 AM

3. knr

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:46 AM

4. What else should we expect from the John Kasich Administration.....

BTW, if he gets himself re-elected in 2014, he will be running for president in 2016.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:50 AM

5. Bravo! Everyone should do this before our ground water is all polluted!

 

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:51 AM

6. Don't Frack My Mother

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Response to otohara (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:31 PM

11. That's great, thanks for posting!!!

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Response to Scuba (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 01:00 PM

16. My Pleasure

gotta love Yoko and her part in this.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:10 PM

7. More power to them. Corbett's sold the whole fucking state of PA to the frackers.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:42 PM

13. It's why the big $$$ put him in power here, and he is delivering.

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Response to harun (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 01:00 PM

15. Yeah, and they got a nice fat ROI by purchasing him.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 01:34 PM

19. Pennsylvania Statehouse Bought and Sold by Fracking Industry

There was also this article I saw today via ecowatch.

This is money is truly stunning.

Top recipients of industry money given between 2000 and April 2012 were Governor Tom Corbett (R) with $1,813,205.59, Senate President Joseph Scarnati (R-25) with $359,145.72, Rep. Dave Reed (R-62) with $137,532.33, House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Turzai (R-28) with $98,600, and Sen. Don White (R-41) with $94,150.

Furthermore, between 2007-2012, the gas industry spent an astounding $15.7 million on lobbying the PA state legislature.
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http://ecowatch.org/2012/pennsylvania-statehouse/

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 03:06 PM

21. Not a big cost considering the return. Industry makes that back in about 5 minutes here in PA.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:10 PM

22. Yeah, and Turzai's the one who admitted that the voter ID thing is all about winning for rMoney.

 

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:11 PM

8. We need more of this sort of activism.

Bravo to these souls.

K&R

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:23 PM

9. Here is a very simple way to demonstrate that the frackin water is safe.

Settles explained that the OEPA doesn’t “have the resources” to perform testing unless there is a “legitimate concern” of environmental damage.



Demand that everyone involved in trucking and receiving the water at the site drink a cup of it from the tanker. If Mr. Settles refuses to drink, then you must refuse access to the site.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:27 PM

10. Good for them

Sending them hugs and wishing them good luck and strength in their demands.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:34 PM

12. Story via WOUB(Public tv/radio station)

Concerned residents blocked access to an injection well in Trumbull County Monday morning.

They are protesting "the failure of Ohio regulators to adequately test and monitor dumping of toxic fracking waste."

A news release says the protestors gathered "to express concerns about the contents of the 1,000 gallons of fracking wastewater that spilled along five miles of road" in a residential area near Vienna on July 7.

They are demanding that Ohio's Division of Natural Resources "begin systematically testing out-of-state frack waste that is injected into over 170 wells throughout Ohio."
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http://woub.org/2012/07/16/trumbull-co-residents-protesting-fracking-wastewater

For honesty, the size of the July 7 spill was disputed. I don't think it really matters.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 12:57 PM

14. Bravo

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 01:05 PM

18. Looks like a pretty dangerous

bunch of hippie-enviro-anarchist types to me. Someone should call the SWAT team and a few hundred storm troopers to protect corporate property rights and disperse this mob before things get out of hand.

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