Breaking: Ohio Residents Blockade Fracking Wastewater Injection Well Site
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 doesnt 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.
our Freedom. We have the right to protect our children from the poisoners.
BTW, if he gets himself re-elected in 2014, he will be running for president in 2016.
There was also this article I saw today via ecowatch.
This is money is truly stunning.
Furthermore, between 2007-2012, the gas industry spent an astounding $15.7 million on lobbying the PA state legislature.
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.
[Hint: if the water has color or odor, I wouldn't even hold the cup without chemical handling rubber gloves.]
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."
For honesty, the size of the July 7 spill was disputed. I don't think it really matters.
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.