Ohio is on track to end 2015 with a record volume of drilling wastes going into the state’s injection wells.
Through nine months, Ohio’s 211 injection wells have taken in 20.0 million barrels of wastes, according to activist Teresa Mills of the Buckeye Forest Council who compiled the data from Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ records.
That’s enough to fill 1,275 Olympic-sized swimming pools, the forest group said.
That compares to 22.0 million barrels injected in all of 2014 and 16.3 million barrels for all of 2013.
Ohio has already accepted 9.7 million barrels of liquid wastes from Ohio drillers in 2015.
That compares to 10.7 million barrels in 2014 and 8.1 million barrels in 2013.
Ohio has also accepted 10.2 million barrels from out-of-state drillers, mostly in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.Read the rest of the article by clicking here.
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