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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Fracking Waste Injection Well Townhall May 10, 2019 Brookfield, Ohio

Fracking Waste Injection Well Townhall
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7 PM to 9:30 PM
Brookfield Ohio Fire Hall (social hall)
774 State Route 7 NE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403

INFO (234) 201-8007

3 Speakers AND Public & media to address fracking waste injection wells, in general, and new toxic waste injection wells proposed for Brookfield, Hubbard Township, and Coitsville, Ohio.

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News Release:
Frackfree America National Coalition, based in Youngstown, Ohio
Buckeye Environmental Network
For Immediate Release:  May 3, 2019
Contact: Jane Spies, M.S. Ed. : Phone (landline):   330-534-8948 or 
(cell)  330-619-0730 or   234-201-8007 or
Contact: Teresa Mills:  Phone:   614-507-4406 or e-mail:

Concerned citizens say, regarding the growing number of local fracking waste injection wells:  Enough is Enough!  
A citizen-held, town hall-style, informational, open-to-the-public meeting about fracking waste injection wells will take place on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Brookfield, Ohio starting at 7 PM 

       Here we go again?  
       Yet another local community – Coitsville - joins Brookfield and Hubbard Township, Ohio - in facing the possible operation of a toxic fracking waste injection well planned to be located way too near family homes, businesses, waterways, and government buildings in a populated area.
       Unfortunately, Ohio seems to have become a preferred location for toxic waste “disposal.”
       What community could be next in line for being forced to have a waste injection well – against many residents’ and elected officials’ opposition?
       A citizen town hall-style meeting to be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7 PM to 9:30 PM  at the Brookfield Ohio Fire Hall (social hall), at 774 State Route 7 NE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403 will address fracking waste injection wells, in general, and new toxic waste injection wells proposed for Brookfield, Hubbard Township, and Coitsville, Ohio.  Towns with operating injection wells include North Lima, Vienna, Fowler, Torch, and more.
       At the beginning of the Brookfield 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).   
       The meeting is free and open to the public. All media are urged to please attend.
       Many concerned citizens believe that injection wells pose unacceptable risks to public health, safety, welfare, and the environment.  Injection wells have been linked to man-made earthquakes, spills, or pollution that negatively impact water, air, and land.  
       Concerned citizens, including those in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, say:  Enough is enough!  They say Ohio and surrounding areas cannot be used as toxic fracking waste dumps.   Residents say this is too much, and this is unacceptable; the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) must stop this in order to protect public health, safety, and welfare of our neighborhoods.  
       This is especially true since there have already been many man-made earthquakes linked to injection wells or fracking in our region.  No one knows where all of the faults might lie that could lead to more induced seismicity. It is also not known how large in magnitude potential induced quakes might be.  Oklahoma has experienced man-made earthquakes that scientists have linked to injection wells, including a magnitude 5.7 in the year 2011 and a magnitude 5.8 in 2016.[i] 
       Furthermore, the 2015 spill related to injection wells in Vienna, Ohio and the magnitude 4.0 Youngstown earthquake of 2011 linked to the Northstar One injection well are still fresh in many residents’ minds.  This region cannot afford another potential injection well – related fiasco that threatens water, air, and land.
       Groups helping to coordinate the Brookfield town hall – style meeting are Frackfree America National Coalition (FANC), based in Youngstown, Ohio ( ) and  Buckeye Environmental Network (BEN)  ( ).
       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   Email:     or call:  234-201-8007
       For information about local injection wells, man-made earthquakes, and more, please see:
       and  - Objection to ODNR re proposed Hubbard Township injection well at:

Tufts University news release, dated May 3, 2019, in TuftsNow, titled, “Study suggests earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones,” regarding article published in Science:  Bhattacharya, P. and Viesca, R.C. "Fluid-induced aseismic fault slip outpaces pore-fluid migration” Science, 364: 6439 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw7354

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