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New details in frack water dumping incident in Youngstown
Northeast Ohio businessman faces potential criminal charges
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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In The Region:
We are now learning that Ohio EPA agents got to last week’s fracwater dumping incident in Youngstown while it was still going on; and that they cited a local energy company owner.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports
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The EPA won’t comment on how it found out about the incident but Youngstown area state legislator Bob Hagan says a tip led agents to where four truckloads—20-thousand-to-40 thousand gallons-- of liquid fracking waste were being dumped into the Mahoning River last Thursday night. 

OEPA tight lipped
He also says the agency was not forthcoming with local officials once word circulated that something was going on at the D&L Energy property on the city’s northwest side…so he went there himself to talk to investigators. “I asked if they knew who was responsible for it.  They said they did.  They showed me the citation signed by Mr. Ben Lupo, the owner of D&L Energy.  And then through a public information search through my office I was able to get a copy of the citation signed by Mr. Lupo.”

Citation
Signing the citation was an acknowledgement of receiving it not an admission of guilt.  Hagan says he and other legislators will push for criminal prosecution in the case.  If Lupo were to be found guilty of illegal dumping he could face up to a year in Jail.

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