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Columbus Dispatch: Gas Wells’ Leftovers May Wash Into Ohio
January 13, 2010, 10:45 am
Filed under: News

Experts fear brine from Pennsylvania may end up here
Sunday,  January 10, 2010 11:04 PM
By Spencer Hunt

A boom in natural-gas drilling in Pennsylvania could bring millions of barrels of salty toxic waste into Ohio.

That’s a warning Ohio’s oil and gas industry and environmentalists are sounding as hundreds of deep wells are drilled into Marcellus shale.

Though the black shale holds the promise of a huge, untapped source of energy, the wells also produce brine – highly concentrated salt water that is mixed with man-made acids and other chemicals used in drilling.

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