Youngstown, Ohio, August 25, 2015 – In a shocking turn of events, new fracking waste injection well drilling has started in Vienna, Ohio near a family’s home despite high-profile, public opposition and concern for public health, safety, and welfare of the entire region. In addition, gas flaring has begun near a Pulaski Township resident’s home.
What can concerned citizens do to safeguard their families and their communities when unwanted, risky or dangerous, heavy industrial operations are permitted by the state in their neighborhoods or near their schools, parks, and homes?
Prompted by this and other recent news regarding earthquakes, fracking waste, and injection wells, Frackfree Mahoning Valley, a group of local concerned citizens, will hold a townhall-style open public meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 7 PM to 9 PM, at The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, located at 1105 Elm St., Youngstown, Ohio. (Elm & Illinois.) The meeting is free and open to the public.
Geologist Raymond Beiersdorfer, Ph.D., Professor of Geology at Youngstown State University, will give an update regarding injection wells and man-made earthquakes or induced seismicity.
Copies of a recently received public records request and other important documents relevant to local injection wells and other infrastructure will be available for media and for discussion.
The townhall is titled, “A Community Discussion: Injection wells, Fracking Waste, Man-made Earthquakes, and Other #Fracking-Related Infrastructure: What Can People do to Protect Their Neighborhoods, Drinking Water, Air, and Their Family’s and the Public’s Health, Safety, and Well-being?”
Starting at 7 PM, there will be a 14-minute video about injection wells. Dr. Raymond Beiersdorfer will then speak. The remaining time will be for questions and answers and general discussion. It will be an opportunity for attendees to voice their concerns and share information and possible solutions and ideas with members of their communities. For media inquiries or more information, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 234-201-0402 www.frackfreemahoning.blogspot.com
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