Portage County leads in drilling waste

Shale Drilling

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The Associated Press reported that a nearby county is the top location in the state for injection wells.

According to the report, Portage County had enough drilling wastes injected into the ground last year to fill a train of tanker cars that would stretch nearly 37 miles.

Out-of-state shipments accounted for nearly 60 percent of the waste going into Ohio’s injection wells.

The report also stated that in 2012, six million barrels came from Ohio drillers and 8.2 million barrels from other states, mostly Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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