A THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014, 11:00 AM, PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD BY FRACKFREE MAHONING VALLEY TO ADDRESS NEWLY UNCOVERED, TROUBLING, LOCAL FRACKING WASTE INJECTION WELL DOCUMENTS THAT MAY HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR POTENTIAL MAN-MADE EARTHQUAKES.
NEW DOCUMENTS RECEIVED FROM THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (ODNR) WILL BE PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED BY GEOLOGY PROFESSOR, DR. RAY BEIERSDORFER, WHO WILL GIVE UPDATED SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION AND RAISE QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE DOCUMENTS.
THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD BY FRACKFREE MAHONING VALLEY IN YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO, ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014, AT 11:00 AM, ON THE SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO CITY HALL (BOARDMAN AND PHELPS STREETS).
ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
Youngstown, Ohio, August 13, 2014 – Concerned citizens of Frackfree Mahoning Valley (FFM) will hold a press conference in Youngstown, Ohio, on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 11:00 AM, to distribute and discuss new and troubling fracking injection well-related Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) documents.
Teresa Mills of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) recently received the documents from ODNR as part of an Ohio Open Records request. CHEJ is a nonprofit organization founded and led by Lois Gibbs whose heroic efforts successfully addressed a high profile environmental justice situation in Love Canal, near Niagara Falls, New York, in 1978 to 1980.
The Ohio Open Records request uncovered an important new injection well document related to Northstar One, which was the injection well that caused, according to preeminent scientists, a swarm of 109 earthquakes in Youngstown, Ohio, including the now-famous 4.0 magnitude earthquake of December 31, 2011 that was reported as felt in surrounding states and as far away as Canada.
In addition, another Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) document gives new information regarding a Weathersfield, Ohio injection well, near Niles, Ohio.
Frackfree Mahoning Valley says that the many questions raised by these new ODNR documents deserve immediate attention and answers because they could have public health and safety implications for the local community and even surrounding states. There are important new scientific studies regarding induced seismicity, or man-made earthquakes, as it relates to injection wells. These studies have implications for understanding induced seismicity in our local area and beyond.
Geologist Ray Beiersdorfer, Ph.D., Professor of Geology at Youngstown State University, will give a brief statement at the press conference and address any media questions. Dr. Beiersdorfer will discuss some recent scientific information that he has gathered.
Copies of documents and other information will be provided for media.
The press conference will be held in Youngstown, Ohio, on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 11:00 AM, Eastern time, on the public sidewalk in front of Youngstown, Ohio City Hall at Boardman and Phelps Streets.
All media are invited to attend.
For media inquiries or more information, please contact Frackfree Mahoning Valley at:
234-201-0402 or e-mail: email@example.com
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