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Ohio’s first responders need fracking chemical details: letter to the editor
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Ohio’s first responders need fracking chemical details: letter to the editor

YOUNGSTOWN — “As a firefighter, I know that every other industry must comply with this law, and I cannot understand why Ohio has given oil and gas a free pass. Due to the hazards of the job, firefighters already have a 100 percent higher risk of developing cancer than nonfirefighters. […]

Require drillers 
to disclose
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Require drillers 
to disclose

MEDINA — “The federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act requires facilities to report any hazardous substances to state and county emergency planners, and to local fire departments. The state of Ohio illegally exempts drillers from these laws by allowing them to claim trade secrets without first receiving approval from […]

Bill would ensure safety in fracking
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Bill would ensure safety in fracking

NILES — “Federal standards for exposure to toxic chemicals are usually based on exposure to a single chemical for a known period of time. But workers who are exposed to toxic chemicals are usually exposed to a combination of toxic substances for unknown periods of time, and exposure to a […]

Ohio should pass bill revising fracking law
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Ohio should pass bill revising fracking law

MONTGOMERY — “Cincinnati’s Right to Know ordinance requires a company to inform the city fire division about certain quantities of toxic or hazardous substances used, manufactured, or stored on site so emergency personnel can be prepared in the event of a fire or other life-threatening emergency. The ordinance contains special […]

Disclosure would make fracking safer
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Disclosure would make fracking safer

GAHANNA — “States have both a state and federal constitutional responsibility to protect residents. This includes Ohio, and Senate Bill 17 proposes to protect both the first responders to life-threatening industrial accidents and those injured in such accidents. …The well-being of Ohio residents takes precedence over “trade secrets” of companies […]

Let first responders know what’s in fracking fluids: letter to the editor
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Let first responders know what’s in fracking fluids: letter to the editor

STRONGSVILLE — “Be open on fracking-fluid contents. This fall legislators will vote on Ohio Senate Bill 17, The Fracking Emergency Medical Right To Know Act. Please let your senators know that asking first responders, as well as fracking crews, to handle unknown chemicals is morally reprehensible. Is it fair to […]

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Medical personnel need more data to deal with accidents involving brine from fracking: letter to the editor

LAKE TOWNSHIP — “I am writing to urge Ohio citizen support for legislation to guarantee full disclosure of chemical information to emergency responders and medical personnel in regard to fracking procedures. It is imperative that oil and gas companies be required to report hazardous chemicals they use in their fracking […]

Full disclosure 
for fracking: letter to the editor
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Full disclosure 
for fracking: letter to the editor

BRUNSWICK — “The fracking issue in northern Ohio has become so polarized and complicated that even the most common-sense idea can suffer. Current regulations allow fracking operators to withhold chemical trade secret information. In the event of an accident, like a spill, leak or fire, neither the general public nor […]

Fracking companies must be forced to divulge the chemicals they use: letter to the editor
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Fracking companies must be forced to divulge the chemicals they use: letter to the editor

SAGAMORE HILLS — “An Akron Beacon Journal article published recently in The Plain Dealer stated that Gulfport Energy is purchasing 38 million gallons of water from the Muskingum Conservancy District for use in three horizontal wells in the Utica shale formation. This is a huge amount of water that may […]

First-responders need to know which fracking chemicals are in use: letter to the editor
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First-responders need to know which fracking chemicals are in use: letter to the editor

CLEVELAND HTS — “While the debate over fracking goes on, the issue here is basic: Accidents do happen and emergency responders need to know what substances are involved. Further, even in non-emergency situations, it is important to assess any potential risks to public health. While government can sometimes be faulted […]