BROOKFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) — School officials in Brookfield are objecting to an injection well that is proposed to be installed near the school complex, which houses more than 1,000 students.
The well by American Energy is planned to go in on a piece of property off McMullen Drive that was once owned by Trumbull County. Brookfield Superintendent Tim Saxton sent a letter to trustees voicing their objections to the well because of its close proximity to the school.
A grassroots campaign has begun to get the Ohio Department of of Natural Resources to deny American Energy their permit.
“It’s going to be about 1,500 feet from the schools and we are all worried that it will cause toxic chemicals in the ground and can cause some health issues for our students and children. A lot of the people in Brookfield have well systems,” resident Marissa Brennan said.
A rally has been planned for Friday morning from 10 a.m. until noon at the Township Green in Brookfield Center. We tried to contact the Cortland company for comment, but there was no answer.