Although the gas industry and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) claim that injection wells are safe and only harmless "brine water" is being injected, we know better. Fracking waste contains toxic chemicals from the drilling fluids, and harmful heavy metals and radioanuclides that lie deep within the earth. This material is being deposited into 179 Class II injection wells in Ohio, with minimal oversight and care.
ODNR has proven itself incapable of responsibly managing Ohio's Underground Injection Control (UIC) program, and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must step in to ensure that the safety of Ohio's residents and environment are not compromised further.
Ask the US EPA to perform a full audit of Ohio's UIC program, and to suspend ODNR's ability to issue new, and regulate existing, injection well permits!
I'm concerned with Ohio's Underground Injection Control program
Dear [Decision Maker],
As an Ohio resident, I'm concerned about the safety of the Class II injection wells across the state. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the agency responsible for overseeing the program, is not meeting its obligations to ensure that Underground Injection Control (UIC) program is safe and not endangering Ohio's citizens or environment.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]