Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Weekend brine water spill reported in Fowler

FOWLER — “A spill of brine water from a truck has officials with the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office concerned.

It happened on Warner Road near an injection well site over the weekend. The rust-colored substance has evaporated, but a trail of it can still be seen on Warner Road and on State Route 305.

Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith said in a letter sent to Gov. John Kasich’s office on Tuesday that the trail started at a gated driveway entrance to an injection well on Warner Road and continued south on State Route 305 for approximately 5 miles.

There is dead grass in the area where the engineer’s office said the spill happened. Officials said their real concern is they don’t know what was in the substance that spilled on the road.”

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