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April 10, 2014

A Big Fracking Deal
Letter to the Editor
Tom and Jane Staley

Dear Editor:

"TOXIC TRUTH," a Town Hall Meeting,  presented by the Western Ohio Fracking Awareness Coalition (WOFAC) comes to Memorial Hall at 215 West Fourth Street in Greenville Tuesday, April 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

And it's still a big fracking deal.

Since our previous Town Hall event last October, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR)- the state agency that is supposed to control hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas and its related waste - has decided to cap several old gas wells near Osgood. Why? ODNR will not comment. However, did you know that any oil/gas well in Ohio can be turned into an injection well accepting millions of gallons of toxic waste from the eastern production wells?

Did you know this waste contains quantities of undisclosed highly toxic chemicals including benzene, xylene, cadmium, mercury, arsenic and radioactive elements?

Discover more truths at the TOXIC TRUTH Town Hall event presented by three respected speakers. Donner Carver, a nurse for thirty years, comes from Morrow County, Ohio which has a multitude of fracking waste water injection wells, some of them converted from old gas wells, where residents are exposed to tanker truck traffic tearing up the fracking brine encrusted roads and noxious fumes emanating from venting pressure at the injection well sites.

Did you know that radioactivity in oil and gas wastewaters has been found to exceed the U.S. EPA safe drinking limits by up to 3,600 times the federal industrial discharge limits set by the Nuclear Regulatory Agency more than 300 times?

Dr. Uri Gorby, a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York specializes in uranium science and emerging threats to freshwater resources. He has a doctorate in microbiology and worked 15 years with the United States Department of Energy.

Did you know that many existing Class II injection wells are old production wells that do not even meet the current inadequate state standards for injection?

The third speaker, Joe Curry, a professional well driller registered in Michigan, is a certified member of the National Groundwater Association and the nationally accredited Water Systems Council.

TOXIC TRUTH is free and open to the public, everyone is welcome, and all questions will be heard and answered.

Find out more information at www.WOFAC.org

Tom and Jane Staley
Arcanum, Ohio


 
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