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State representative Glenn Holmes (3rd from right) has introduced two bills in the Ohio House of Representatives meant to rein in injection wells.

Fracking wastewater from Pa. often ends up in Ohio. Some residents say they’ve had enough

Last year, Pennsylvania and West Virginia contributed nearly half of the more than a billion gallons of frack waste that were injected into underground wells in Ohio.

By Julie Grant, The Allegheny Front

Angela Billanti of Plum speaks against a proposed underground injection well in her borough. Photo: Reid R. Frazier

Disposal well near Pittsburgh gets a hearing

Well would inject 25 million gallons of fracking waste a year into depleted natural gas well
By Reid Frazier

An unconventional drilling site is prepared in Butler County, Pennsylvania in the winter of 2014.
Updated: May 31, 2018 | 4:48 pm

Study finds health threats from oil and gas wastewater spread on roads

Pennsylvania has ended what had become common practice for municipalities that wanted to suppress dust on unpaved roads. A study found that some chemicals wash away during rain — and that when the road dries, contaminants can get into the air.

By Reid Frazier

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