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Gas drilling poisoning people, pets and the planet

December 1, 2010

Novemer 22, 2010
Julia Fuhrman Davis,
North Lima
"It makes me scared, sad and sick that local land owners are signing away their mineral rights to gas drilling companies that were “granted explicit exemption — despite dissent within the EPA — from the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act,” called the Halliburton Loophole, according to Vanity Fair, and can bypass all local zoning laws in Ohio, house bill 278."
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Shoddy frack well construction tied to water pollution

November 21, 2010

Excerpt: In the Bainbridge home explosion, a state inspector was on site for some of the cement work, and had no knowledge of the problems until after the explosion, according to Tugend.

Industry insiders say state authorities aren't doing an adequate job. Just because investigators are showing up and running tests doesn't mean they know what they're doing.

Mike Coy...

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Woman who lived near gas fields dies

November 18, 2010

Elizabeth Mobaldi became sick around the time rigs moved into her neighborhood near Rifle

A woman who grew gravely ill after living near gas drilling activities in the Rifle area has died in Grand Junction, to where she and her husband moved to get away from the rigs.

Elizabeth “Chris” Mobaldi, 63, died on Nov. 14, at 4:40 a.m., after a lengthy battle wit...

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Bainbridge makes 'demand' on gas-well lawsuit

October 28, 2010
"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

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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