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Legal action sought over crude-oil spill

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, In : Gates Mills, OH 

“The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is pursuing legal action against a drilling company following a spill of 1,000 gallons of crude oil from a gas-well leak in Gates Mills on June 19.   Rick Simmers, of ODNR, said Tuesday the spill was preventable.”


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Ohio will sue Gates Mills gas well operator

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Saturday, July 31, 2010, In : Gates Mills, OH 

Published: Friday, July 30, 2010

“We know they don’t have enough inspectors,” councilwoman Karen Schneider said, saying any valve could fail anytime in any part of town. “There’s no guarantee with any of these damn wells.”

Councilman Doug Bletcher said the situation was scary because he suspects ODNR has no process to keep track of defective equipment.


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Investigation: Fewer Gas Drilling Inspections Raise Safety Fears

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Thursday, July 1, 2010, In : Gates Mills, OH 

Tom Meyer  : 6/30/2010
"It's a troubling trend we found happening statewide -- even as the state's allowed more than 1,000 wells to be drilled in urban areas during that time Violations issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, or ODNR, have dropped 58 percent, according to state figures."
VIDEO: http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=138748

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Gates Mills spill shows need to toughen Ohio drilling laws

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Monday, June 28, 2010, In : Gates Mills, OH 

Published: Thursday, June 24, 2010

“the fact remains that oil drilling is an imperfect industrial activity that should not be allowed in residential neighborhoods without more restrictions and safeguards.”


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Oil well in Gates Mills leaks 1,000 gallons into Chagrin River tributary

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, In : Gates Mills, OH 

Published: Monday, June 21, 2010, 7:12 PM

Residents more than a mile away on Gates Mills Boulevard reported the leak.

"GATES MILLS, Ohio -- Crews spent the past two days cleaning up an estimated 1,000 gallons of oil that had leaked from a ruptured valve on a gas well at the intersection of Dorchester Road and Ohio 91.

Oil from the well seeped into streams and storm water sewers that flow into the Chagrin River." 


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