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Support legislation to keep first responders safe

LettersGraphicMONTGOMERY — “As a nurse, a volunteer with both American Red Cross and Tri-state Medical Reserve Corps, a parent, and a member of a community with many young children and elderly, I am concerned that oil and gas drillers in Ohio are violating federal emergency planning law by not disclosing full chemical information about the hazardous chemicals they use/discharge. It is of utmost importance for emergency responders to know if they are dealing with toxic chemicals and what they are in order to provide appropriate medical care to affected populations.

I urge our Ohio senators and representatives to support legislation that guarantees reporting of full chemical information to all emergency responders.”

— Susan Small, letter to the editor,

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