Jul 17th, 2012
From the press release:
BREAKING: Residents Blockade Injection Well One Week After 1,000 Gallon Fracking Waste Spill
Posted on July 16, 2012
“Vienna, OH – Concerned residents blocked access to an injection well in Trumbull County this morning, protesting the failure of Ohio regulators to adequately test and monitor dumping of toxic fracking waste. One supporter locked himself to the gate to prevent all trucks carrying fracking waste from entering the site. Two activists were detained by police, and the supporter locked to the gate was eventually and safely removed by authorities and placed under arrest. The supporter and detained activists were all released by police without bail a few hours later.
“Trumbull County residents, along with supporters from Frack Free Mahoning and Ohio Fracktion, gathered at the well site on Sodom Hutchings Road in Vienna Township, to express concerns about the contents of the 1,000 gallons of fracking wastewater that spilled along five miles of road in Fowler Township, a nearby residential area on July 7. They are demanding that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) begin systematically testing out-of-state frack waste that is injected into over 170 wells throughout Ohio. …
“Concerns over safety will only rise as another serious and deadly accident killed 1 in Bolivar just as the injection well blockade began. Protesters and activists express their deep sympathy with the families and friends. These accidents are part of the process of fracking. …
“This blockade comes just weeks after Madeline ffitch (sic) of Athens County chained herself to two barrels, blocking access to an injection well in her community”
Read the full press release here.