Walking in her backyard, Gloria Douglas points to a mound of earth 100 yards away.
That mound is the location for an injection well, to be drilled by Highland Field Services, for the storage of waste from the extraction of shale gas through the process of hydraulic fracturing.
“See how close it is,’’ Douglas said.
Douglas, 74, is among a group of Brookfield residents trying to halt the drilling of injection wells in the township. Highland Field Services has gotten approval from Ohio Division of Natural Resources to drill two wells on 75 acres in the township. However, no drilling has been done so far.
The property is next to Wyngate Manor, a manufactured home park with more than 200 residences, including Douglas.
When crews started clearing land last year, Douglas said she knew something was up.Click here to continue reading.
“It didn’t take us long to figure out what was going on,’’ she said.
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