Dover Man Indicted for Illegal Dumping of Brine

From The Times-Reporter:
A Dover man has been charged with illegally discharging toxic waste into Beecher Brook, a tributary of the Chagrin River. 
James L. Hidey, 45, has been indicted on federal charges of directing the discharge of brine into a storm water sewer after the completion of gas wells in Mayfield Heights and Highland Heights. Brine is water with a  high quantity of salt dissolved into it and is used during the drilling phase of the well installation, and is considered to be toxic.   
Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, said the incidents occurred while Hidey was working for Great Plains Exploration, an oil and gas well drilling company, in 2008.
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