Headlines Across Northeast Ohio 


Natural Gas Drilling Begins

Broadview Heights                                                                                          Newschannel 5 - Cleveland

August 2009 


 This is excellent footage of the ongoing battle that faces NE Ohio.  Here they show natural gas drilling that has just started, less than 100 feet from residents' property lines!



Gas Well Mishap

Boardman (Mahoning County)                                                                        The Vindicator, 8-19-09                    http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/aug/19/metro-digest/

A pressure tank on a gas well, owned by Everflow Eastern, ruptured and flew 70 feet through a fence and an earthen dam. 



Spill contained before reaching Meander

Ellsworth (Mahoning County)

Tribune Chronicle, 8-13-09



A tank, that is owned and operated by Echo and Everflow Eastern, was struck by lightning and leaked oil into a creek that flows into the Meander Reservoir.  This reservoir provides drinking water to 300,000 Mahoning Valley residents.  The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) was called in for clean-up. 




Natural Gas Well Explosion Causes Evacuation


Nova (Ashland County)

WMFD News, 7-8-09

Half a dozen homes were evacuated after a natural gas well exploded in northern Ashland County.  The explosion ignited a small building near the well. The building was a total loss and the pump was damaged.  Nova resident Mark Kammer lives next to the natural gas well which he said is a hazard. Kammer said the fire department has been called more 20 times over the past seven years because of problems with the well. 



Gas leak in Mayfield Heights forces evacuation


SOM Center Road (Cuyahoga County)

Plain Dealer, 7-8-09

Due to a gas leak, a portion of SOM Center Road in Mayfield Heights was closed and the traffic was diverted.  Also, several buildings in the area, including at least two apartment complexes, multiple businesses and a Wendy's restaurant, had to be evacuated as a result of the gas leak.  




Ohio laws on gas drilling among nation's most lenient.


Statewide (OHIO)

Plain Dealer, 7-5-09

Only in Ohio can natural gas companies drill wells 100 feet from homes.  Senators trying to update drilling laws. 



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