Sierra Club Seeking "Water Sentinels" in Ohio

From Public News Service:
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Water watchers are wanted in the Buckeye State. With the combined risks to water quality of mining and fracking, particularly in eastern Ohio, experts say the need for citizen scientists to regularly monitor waterways is now more important than ever. 

Since last year, the Sierra Club Water Sentinel Program has trained and equipped more than three dozen volunteers to observe water quality in Carroll County alone. Lead water sentinel Paul Feezel, who chairs Carroll County Concerned Citizens, said it's critical work - especially considering that Carroll is the most "fracked" county in the state.

"What happens in the activities around us, whether it be gas and oil drilling, coal mining or even regular industrial activities, can have an impact on our waters," he warned.
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