From the Bricker and Eckler OhioShale bog:
Legislation introduced as part of Gov. Kasich's proposed budget, H.B. 59, that would tighten regulations regarding disposal of low-level radioactive wastes from natural gas drilling "will likely be stripped from the budget and handled as part of a more comprehensive revision of the state's landfill laws due this fall," Ohio Rep. Dave Hall (R-Millersburg), chairman of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, said Thursday, according to the Gongwer Ohio Report (See the Feb 15, 2013, blog – "Ohio agencies propose legislation regulating radioactive drilling wastes").
While the Ohio Oil and Gas Association insists that the proposed regulations are unnecessary, environmentalists decry them for being too lax..
Rep. Hall, who anticipates the issue will become more pressing as more companies adopt methods for recycling wastewater, said radioactive drilling waste "would be more appropriately addressed in the context of a much broader review of landfills" expected to occur with the Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee after summer recess, the article said.
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.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.