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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ohio DNR Issues $100,000 Fine to Company That Dumped Brine Into Pond

From The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register:
Kirke Porterfield believes officials with Harch Environmental meant no harm, but the Ohio Department of Natural Resources fined the company $100,000 for dumping natural gas frack waste into a pond on Porterfield's farm.
The ODNR temporarily suspended Harch from hauling brine in June after an inspector found evidence of illegal activity upon visiting Porterfield's farm along Vineyard Road on May 16. The visit was prompted by an anonymous tip.
Following investigations and negotiations, ODNR spokesman Mark Bruce said the agency reached a "compliance agreement" with Harch that will require the company to pay a $100,000 fine.
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