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Legislation introduced by State Rep. Hagan to ban injection wells

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State representative Bob Hagan has introduced legislation to ban injection wells in Ohio.

The initiative was prompted by earthquakes in Geauga and Mahoning Counties, the federal indictment of D&L Energy for dumping fracking waste and a lack of public participation in the injection well permitting process.

The legislation would ban wells used for underground injection of oil and gas waste.

The bill would also stop waste from being discharged into Ohio's waterways after treatment, and make it illegal for municipalities to use the liquid waste from oil and gas operations for dust and ice control on roads.

Last year, Ohio's 178 active injection wells accepted almost 14 million barrels of brine and liquid waste.

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