Frackfree America National Coalition, based in Youngstown, Ohio www.frackfreeamerica.org Buckeye Environmental Network www.buckeyeenvironmentalnetwork.org Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) www.chej.org _______________________________________________________
For Immediate Release: November 20, 2017
Contact: Jane Spies, M.S. Ed.: Phone: 330-619-0730 or 234-201-8007 or e-mail: email@example.com
Contact: Teresa Mills: Phone: 614-507-4406 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org _______________________________________________________
Groups will hold a public town hall–style, panel discussion meeting in Brookfield, Ohio about five proposed fracking waste injection wells planned to be sited in Brookfield way too near family homes, businesses, and government buildings.
Concerned Brookfield citizens and groups will hold a town hall-style, panel discussion meeting on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7 PM to 9:30 PM at the Brookfield Fire Hall, at 774 State Route 7 NE, Brookfield, Ohio, 44403 to provide information and to let the community voice their concerns and suggestions regarding five proposed fracking waste injection wells. The wells are planned to be located in the Brookfield community in a highly populated area too close to known epicenters of man-made earthquake activity.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Groups helping to coordinate the meeting are Frackfree America National Coalition, based in Youngstown (www.frackfreeamerica.org ), Buckeye Environmental Network (www.buckeyeenvironmentalnetwork.org ), and the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (www.CHEJ.org ).
Construction of a fracking waste injection well site in Brookfield, Ohio has begun as of about November 13, 2017, but it’s not a “done deal,” say the groups, as additional Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) permits are required for the company to fully operate and inject fracking waste – much of it to come from out-of-state if the wells are eventually approved. Highland Field Services, a Seneca Resources subsidiary, is the company planning to site five injection wells in the Brookfield community. Citing unanswered questions about an apparently mysteriously abandoned old injection well near the Brookfield high school and other serious public health and safety concerns, groups call for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to revoke and deny drilling permits and to immediately halt current injection well construction in Brookfield, Ohio, that is reportedly already slowing traffic.
The town hall-style, panel discussion will also include information about local and regional injection well and fracking-linked, man-made earthquakes, risks to water and air, and other related issues and possible solutions. Confirmed panelists are Teresa Mills, Executive Director of the Buckeye Environmental Network; Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer, Ph.D., Youngstown State University Distinguished Professor of Geology; Ted Auch, Ph.D. of The FracTracker Alliance; and Michele Garman who lives right next door to an operating injection well.
The groups, FANC, BEN, and CHEJ 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 Brookfield is located and where there are abandoned coal mines.
For more information or media inquiries, please see www.frackfreeamerica.org
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For more information about the five proposed Brookfield injection wells, man-made earthquakes, etc. please see:
Visit the November 30th Facebook Event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/132776757385463/
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