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Drilling set to begin in Poland Township

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POLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio - It's a first for Poland Township as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources grants the first permit related to drilling and the shale boom.

A drilling pad is being built right now on property owned by Carbon Limestone Landfill.

The site is about 2,000 feet away from Poland Township Park, off of Moore Road just south of Cowden Road.

Mike Heher , the division manager of the company, says the mineral rights have been leased to Hillcorp Energy Company, and he says they have taken extra steps to address environmental concerns, including the ground water.

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