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Ohio is still investigating whether fracking caused Mahoning earthquakes
Drilling company continues to work on the site cleaning wells
Story by LYNDSEY SCHLEY


 
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has yet to determine whether a series of earthquakes in early march was started by fracking.
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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is still investigating whether fracking caused a series of small earthquakes in Mahoning County two weeks ago.

A drilling site was closed after the 3.0 and 2.5 magnitude earthquakes.

Spokesman Mark Bruce says close observers may notice some activity at the site this week. Bruce says the company who owns the well, Hilcorp Energy, is cleaning the well to put it “in an idle state."

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