Frackfree America National Coalition, based in Youngstown, Ohio www.frackfreeamerica.org
Buckeye Environmental Network www.buckeyeenvironmentalnetwork.org
For Immediate Release: August 24, 2018
Contact: Jane Spies, M.S. Ed.: Phone: 330-619-0730 or 234-201-8007 or
Contact: Teresa Mills: Phone: 614-507-4406 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A town hall-style, informational, open-to-the-public meeting about fracking waste injection wells is to be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Hubbard, Ohio
A citizen town hall-style meeting to be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7 PM to 9:30 PM at the Brentford House in Hubbard, Ohio (more details below) will address fracking waste injection wells, in general, and also a new toxic waste injection well proposed for Hubbard Township, Ohio planned to be sited way too near family homes, businesses, government buildings and an important waterway. Five proposed Brookfield, Ohio injection wells and North Lima and Vienna, Ohio injection wells will also be discussed.
Astonishingly, despite Trumbull County having numerous waste injection wells already, yet another toxic waste injection well is being proposed for a highly populated area in Hubbard Township, Ohio. This is unacceptable. Groups opposing injection wells say this is an issue for the entire region and the state, especially since scientists have linked injection wells to man-made earthquakes, even as large as a magnitude 5.7 quake that occurred in Oklahoma in 2011.
There are also unacceptable risks to water posed by injection wells. Spills and releases that result in water contamination have occurred such as the release in Vienna, Ohio in 2015 that destroyed two wetlands and a pond. Groups say injection wells, such as the one proposed for Hubbard Township, pose unacceptable risks of adverse impacts to air, water, and land. They say Ohio cannot be used as a toxic waste dumping ground.
Concerned Hubbard citizens, their allies, and groups opposing injection wells will hold a town hall-style, informational public meeting on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7 PM to 9:30 PM at the Brentford House , at 737 Myron Street, Hubbard, Ohio, 44425 to provide information and to let the community voice their concerns and suggestions regarding lawfully halting fracking waste injection wells.
The meeting is free and open to the public. All media are urged to please attend.
At the beginning of the meeting, distinguished speakers will provide information about injection wells, hazardous waste, and other relevant issues. Then the floor will be opened to the public and media for comments, questions, and answers.
Confirmed speakers are:
- Battalion Chief of the Youngstown Fire Department, Silverio Caggiano, who has served for 37 years with the fire department and who serves on numerous hazardous materials technical advisory committees for the state. Chief Caggiano also has 27 years as a hazardous materials/ WMD Specialist.
- Hubbard Township Trustee Rick Hernandez, Jr.
- Teresa Mills, Executive Director of the Buckeye Environmental Network (BEN) and Community Organizer for the Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ).
Saying that communities need to stick together in their opposition to the injection wells, meeting organizers are reaching out to invite and involve residents from Hubbard, Vienna, Brookfield, North Lima and the entire region, including people in Pennsylvania. All are urged to attend.
Groups helping to coordinate the meeting are Citizens Against Injection Wells – Hubbard Twp., Frackfree America National Coalition (FANC), based in Youngstown, Ohio (www.frackfreeamerica.org ) and Buckeye Environmental Network (www.buckeyeenvironmentalnetwork.org ).
The groups, FANC and BEN, believe based upon science and experience, that injection is inherently unsafe and that no amount of regulation can make it safe, especially in a highly populated, earthquake-prone area where Hubbard Township and Brookfield are located and where there are abandoned coal mines.
For more information or media inquiries, please see www.frackfreeamerica.org Email: email@example.com or call: 234-201-8007
For information about local injection wells, man-made earthquakes, and more, please see:
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Injection Well FACT SHEET (August 2018) click to download file
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