News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Meaden & Moore

Akron General


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Ohio is not sure how much fracking wastewater was dumped into the Mahoning River
Ohio EPA continues to investigate possible criminal charges, while the AG is working on the civil side
by WKSU's GRANT ENGLE

Reporter
Grant Engle
 
In The Region:

State investigators continue to try to figure out how much oily waste water may have been dumped from a 20,000 gallon tanker truck into a storm sewer and tributaries of the Mahoning River.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it caught employees of HardRock Excavating and D&L Energy cleaning the tank and and flushing the waste down the storm-sewer drain.

But spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle says how much was in the truck isn't clear.

ODNR spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:22)


“What the company was actually doing is rinsing out the residual oil-field waste. Still, that’s oil-field waste. It should have been collected, contained and taken to an injection well. So, it’s still illegal, but the perception of 20,000 gallons being poured into Ohio waters at one time – I think is a little bit of a misconception.”

The ODNR investigation also accuses  D&L Energy of illegally accepting oil-field waste from Mohawk Oilfield Rentals. D&L, HardRock and Mohawk are all owned by Youngstown-area businessman Ben Lupo.

The state has permanently revoked D&L Energy’s permits to operate injection wells and Hard-Rock Excavating’s permits to transport fracking wastewater.

Lupo released a statement saying his companies may appeal the state’s decision.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Pluto: The Browns split from Manziel is long overdue
Get Brock Osweiler from the Denver Broncos! He's fantastic and seems like a great person.

Democratic Senate hopeful P.G. Sittenfeld pushes for local gun control
That makes no sense at all... why not let cities determine driving codes as well? Maybe Cincy want's folks to drive on the left side of the road. What could go ...

Exploradio: Autism in the workplace
I would love to get more information re: Autism on The Town and other such programs in Northeast Ohio. Thanks!!

Human trafficking cases rise in Ohio
It is about time this is presented to proceed with a plan of prevention..to protect our youth.And very necessary to inform communities through school, churches ...

Fermented food company aims to preserve Cleveland's farm-to-table movement
This is terrific! I make my own sauerkraut and consider it vital to good health. Well done, I wish you all success.

Ohio doctors get new guidelines for prescribing certain painkillers
I would gladly smoke pot to get off pain killers but its not legal.It would save the hassle of doctor visits for pill counts,pee tests,blood tests,driving to pi...

Ohio unemployment cuts are nearing a Statehouse vote
What about those that are laid off seasonally? My husband has been employed by the same company for 26 years and has been laid off (for the last 17) mid-Januar...

Ban on microbeads is a big step in fighting plastic pollution
What a bunch of liberal "so open minded their brains fell out" tree huggin yuppies. Professing to be wise they became fools.

Who's on -- and left off -- Ohio's medical marijuana task force?
Biggest joke everm these people are evil they know marijuana is harmless they rigged the polls last nov everypne kmows it

Dayton 'Black Lives Matter' protesters to appear in court today
Police to fast with the trigger finger and not the brain.A lot of police officers out here judge by color first instead of accessing the situation first. If a p...

Copyright © 2016 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University