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Friday, April 14, 2017

Company Wants to Permanently Plug Injection Well That Caused 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake in Youngstown

From Business Journal Daily:
The injection well that was responsible for triggering a series of earthquakes in the Mahoning Valley six years ago is slated to be shut-in for good. 
An application to formally plug and abandon the closed Northstar #1 disposal well was filed April 6 and is under review by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Oil and Gas Division, said Steve Irwin, ODNR spokesman. 
North Star Disposal Services LLC, whose address is given as 18 Hogue Street, Youngstown, is the company requesting the well be plugged. The business housed at that address is listed as Marucci & Gaffney Excavating. 
Initially, the well was owned by D&L Energy Inc. of Youngstown, which received a permit in 2010 to drill a Class II injection well at the Ohio Works Business Park in Youngstown. The well was developed to accept and store drilling wastewater from wells in the Utica and Marcellus shale formations in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
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