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Leak contained at eastern Ohio natural gas well

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A leak at a natural-gas fracking well that had kept 25 families from their eastern Ohio homes for days has been brought under control. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says crews regained surface control of the Monroe County well around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Department spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle said a new wellhead is installed and is being ...

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400 Ohio homes evacuated after gas well leak

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — About 400 homes in eastern Ohio were evacuated after a nearby fracking operation sprung a leak and began shooting invisible gaseous discharge into the air. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says there was no fire, explosion or spillage related to the uncontrolled release about 6 p.m. Tuesday at a well pad in Jefferson County, about ...

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Study links hundreds of Ohio quakes to fracking

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique. The report, which appears in the November issue of the journal Seismological Research Letters, identified nearly 400 tremors on a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County ...

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