Injection Well Tour Highlights How Important They Are, Even if Not Much to Look At

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
The injection well for liquid wastes from drilling is, frankly, not much to look at.
Three pipes — one red and two yellow — poke out of the ground about five feet at a farm off state Route 303 in northeast Portage County.
Attached is a small solar panel and devices to measure pressure inside the well that goes down 3,900 feet.
It was the star of the show on Wednesday as the Ohio Oil & Gas Association staged a show-and-tell event to explain injection wells to the media and to try improve the now-tarnished image of the wells.
Injection wells play a key role in Ohio for safely disposing of briny drilling wastes. They are the preferred disposal method, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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