Fracking waste water topic of meetings in Trumbull County


WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Property owners in Trumbull County will have an opportunity to voice their concerns and ask questions about the oil and gas drilling that is taking place across the area.

Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at the county administration building on High Street. The Wednesday meeting begins at 11 a.m. and Thursday’s meeting is set for 6 p.m.

Topics discussed will include updates on the oil and gas industry, local injection wells and how they’re regulated.

Trumbull County has 17 wells. The concern is that the area is becoming a dumping ground for waste generated in other states and that the water supply is in jeopardy.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Trumbull County leads the state in accepting waste to be injected into their wells. About 2.3 million barrels were dumped in 2013 and 16 million in the first three quarters of 2014. Almost half of that came from Pennsylvania.

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