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Ohio has safely been home to injection wells since the 1930s

October 25, 2012
The Marietta Times

In response to the letter to the editor, "Get educated on poison from injection wells," it seems the author may need a little more education on the issue. The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program, which is the program that regulates Class II wells, is regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act by the U.S. EPA. The U.S. EPA considers the deep injection of brine using Class II disposal wells as the preferred and environmentally safe method for disposal of oilfield fluid wastes. They have been used since the 1930's in the United States and have been the only method of disposal in Ohio since 1984 when Ohio passed HB 501.



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