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Friday, March 30, 2018

ODNR Approves 3 New Injection Wells in Brookfield

From Business Journal Daily:
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued permits for Pittsburgh-based Highland Field Services Inc. to drill three new Class II injection wells just off state Route 7 in the township. 
ODNR’s Division of Oil and Gas approved the three permits March 16, according to ODNR records. 
The company, a division of Seneca Resources, last year received permits to drill two wells at the site.

Preparatory work at the site is underway, with work crews clearing out trees and brush to make room for the well complex. 
The injection well site is just west of state Route 7 in the township and south of Merwin-Chase Road. 
Class II injection wells are used to store contaminated wastewater from oil and gas drilling operations. 
Brookfield Township trustees have long opposed the development of new injection wells in the township, citing their potential for triggering earthquakes and the risks of environmental contamination.
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