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Landowners in Brookfield not happy about brine injection well


BROOKFIELD, Ohio - Landowners in Brookfield are not happy that a brine injection well could be their new neighbor.

Shirley O'Brien is one of two landowners who have received letters from D&L Energy about having their well water checked because they are within 500 feet of a proposed brine injection well.

The other landowner is Phil Dobay. Dobay says there are many reasons why he's opposed to having the injection well next door. "I don't want it to go in anyway ‘cause it's going to deteriorate the value of your house. All the truck traffic all the noise and the environmental aspects of it," Dobay said.

The landowners also are aware of the shutdown of a Youngstown injection well following a series of earthquakes. I'd like to know a little bit more about how it's going to affect us," O'Brien said.

Dobay says a well being drilled less than a mile away will probably bring a lot more truck traffic through the already dangerous intersection of of Warner Road and the new Route.82

"They probably should end up putting a red light there ‘cause there's been a lot of death on that road right now a lot of accidents," Dobay said.

In July, Governor Kasich signed an executive order for stronger regulations on injection well operators, but Dobay says he's found no record of any application being rejected. "Once they make application it's already a done deal," Dobay said.

A spokesperson for D&L Energy would only confirm that the application for the well site has been filed.

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