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Bainbridge makes 'demand' on gas-well lawsuit

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : Bainbridge, OH 
"Bainbridge Township Trustees are seeking to get a lawsuit settled involving the Ohio Valley Energy gas- and oil-well incident that damaged water wells in the English Drive area."

"On Dec. 15, 2007, after the gas migrated through the aquifers to some of the houses in the area, an explosion occurred at the home of Richard and Thelma Payne on English Drive."

 "It will be three years this December since this occurred, and we should try to find some resolution."


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'Fracking' Mobilizes Uranium in Marcellus Shale, UB Research Finds

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Wednesday, October 27, 2010,
University at Buffalo researchers have now found that that process -- called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking"-- also causes uranium that is naturally trapped inside Marcellus shale to be released, raising additional environmental concerns.

"Even though at these levels, uranium is not a radioactive risk, it is still a toxic, deadly metal,"


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Pennsylvania lawsuit says drilling polluted water

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : Avella, PA 
By Jon Hurdle
AVELLA, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Mon Nov 9, 2009 9:37am EST - Water tests at three locations by gas wells on Zimmermann's property -- one is 1,500 feet from his home -- found seven potentially carcinogenic chemicals above "screening levels" set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as warranting further investigation. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5A80PP20091109
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Gas drilling near Argyle schools making kids ill, residents tell board

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : Argyle, TX 

Parents voice health concerns

12:18 AM CDT on Sunday, October 24, 2010

By Lowell Brown and Britney Tabor / Staff Writers

ARGYLE — Kelly Gant once worked for an oil refinery in Port Arthur — an area nicknamed “Explosion Coast” and “Cancer Alley.”

When she left the job, the company was in the midst of a $200 million government-mandated soil cleanup project, she said. S...

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Beware of new drilling methods

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Friday, October 1, 2010, In : Newton Falls, OH 
Published: Fri, September 24, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m.

Beware of new drilling methods

Natural-gas drilling opera- tors have been aggressively pursuing landowners in northeastern Ohio, as well as the rest of the state, to quickly get them to sign leases to drill using well fracturing technology, also known as “fracking” or “fracing.” The oil and gas industry is quick to assure landowners that this is a safe drilling method that has little impact on the environment. This same industry has ...

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