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What chemicals are used in fracking? Industry discloses less and less
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What chemicals are used in fracking? Industry discloses less and less

Companies that report their hydraulic fracturing chemicals to FracFocus have become less forthcoming since 2013, finds a study of 96,000 disclosures BROOKLYN, NY — “Since 2013, energy companies that report their hydraulic fracturing chemicals to the FracFocus website have become less forthcoming, increasingly citing the use of proprietary compounds to […]

Two years after West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion, are workers any safer? New report says no
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Two years after West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion, are workers any safer? New report says no

WEST, TX — “In a report released this week, the Center for Effective Government, a non-partisan government watchdog, examined emergency response planning and reporting on chemicals required of plants like West Fertilizer under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA)—enacted in response to the 1984 release of deadly methylisocyanate gas […]

Hazmat crews clean up after tanker leaks onto I-70
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Hazmat crews clean up after tanker leaks onto I-70

PITTSBURGH, PA – “Hazmat crews worked to clean up a spill in Westmoreland County Sunday afternoon. Between 11:30 a.m. and noon, a 100-gallon tanker was leaking onto the street and potentially into storm drains as it was traveling on Interstate 70. … It was initially reported that the tanker was […]

U.S. system for flagging hazardous chemicals is widely flawed
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U.S. system for flagging hazardous chemicals is widely flawed

NEW YORK, NY — “A 27-year-old U.S. program intended to warn the public of the presence of hazardous chemicals is flawed in many states due to scant oversight and lax reporting by plant owners, a Reuters examination finds. Under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, private and public […]

10,244 handwritten letters and personal phone calls to Ohio legislators in support of medical right to know bill
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10,244 handwritten letters and personal phone calls to Ohio legislators in support of medical right to know bill

CLEVELAND — People throughout Ohio are writing and calling their state legislators – urging them to support the Medical right to know bill. Here are some of the people who helped make that happen: Back row: Taylor Mansfield, Nader Roheny, Kate Aylward, Lynn Rooks, Jesper Zubar, Nathan Biglin, Angela Oster, Matt […]

EPA: OH chemical reporting law doesn’t trump feds
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EPA: OH chemical reporting law doesn’t trump feds

COLUMBUS — “Federal environmental regulators are investigating a January chemical emergency at an Ohio oil well and asking why an inventory of the facility’s chemicals wasn’t available to local authorities, according to a letter released Wednesday by a coalition of activists. The groups had asked the federal EPA to review the […]

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 […]