In January, 300,000 of our neighbors in Charleston West Virginia lost access to clean drinking water after coal processing chemicals were spilled by Freedom Industries. Rosebud Mining Company the owner of Freedom Industries has risky dealings in Ohio as well.
The Ohio EPA failed to collect adequate data to determine the recreational health for 60% of Ohio’s inland streams and 60% of Ohio’s large rivers. From the data they did collect: 3/4 of their samples for inland streams and 1/2 samples for large rivers contained high levels of E. Coli bacteria. These numbers are cause for alarm and the Ohio EPA needs to act urgently to collect missing data across the state.
95% of Carroll depends on groundwater and yet, over the next ten years, ODNR will allow 2,000 unconventional gas wells and permit an underground coal mine without informing the public about potential impacts on water quality.
Free International Conference: Nuclear Labyrinth on the Great Lakes 10/4-6 in Huron, OH
September 20th, 2012
Nuclear Labyrinth on the Great Lakes, Oct 4-6, 2012 – Huron, OH will feature Sierra Club activists and no-nuke experts. Click the link then click the link on the page it bring up to see the brochure. Please contact Pat Marida for more information. Free to attend by RSVP required. Hope you can make it!