How much fracking wastewater is being recycled in Ohio?
It's hard to tell.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. is the No. 1 driller in Ohio, and it says 88 percent of its Utica wastewater is recycled.
But the company refused to provide any additional information about the recycling facility it opened in early 2012 outside of Carrollton in Carroll County.
It offered a four-sentence statement and little else.
It offered no information on the volume of liquid wastes being produced or processed.
At that time, Chesapeake said additional recycling facilities were planned in eastern Ohio.
To date, no additional facilities have been built, the company said through then-spokesman Pete Kenworthy when the Akron Beacon Journal inquired.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.