An Ohio legislative subcommittee is holding a public hearing on a Youngstown injection well and 11 earthquakes on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Youngstown.
The hearing of the House's Natural Resources and Agriculture subcommittee will be held at 10 a.m. in the Chestnut Room at Youngstown State University's Kilcawley Center.
The meeting was arranged by state Rep. Sean O'Brien, D-Brookfield.
An injection well in Youngstown Township has been linked to 11 earthquakes since last March. The largest quake, a 4.0-magnitude quake, rocked Northeast Ohio on Dec. 31.
That was one day after the D&L Energy Group, the owner of the well, agreed with Ohio Department of Natural Resources to voluntarily shut down the injection well.
The well was used to inject drilling wastes under pressure for permanent storage in underground rock formations.
The investigation into the quakes and injection well is continuing.
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