Portage County has 16 injection wells for briny waste disposal and requests have been filed for nine additional injection wells.
If approved, that would make Portage County No. 1 in Ohio for injection wells.
Activists are holding what they call "a people's public hearing" on the threat from injection wells at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17.
It will be held at the First Congregational Church, 266 S. Chestnut St., Ravenna. Parking is available behind the church.
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.
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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.