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10 arrested at New Matamoras brine storage site

February 20, 2013

NEW MATAMORAS—Ten people were arrested during a Tuesday anti-fracking protest at a New Matamoras business, including a man who spent nearly five hours chained to a 30-foot-tall structure he erected......

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Feb-20-13 6:43 AM

quite a few out-of-towners arrested for a "local" protest. incidentally, your ohio epa and state department of natural resources should ensure the safety your water quality. if they haven't exhibited due diligence, then maybe the protest needs to shift its focus.

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Feb-20-13 6:49 AM

workingstiff is correct in his post. the civil disobedience as well as the trespassing exhibited a lack of consideration against those that were just doing their job. cheap advertising for the cause. i will make the assumption that they would not care for the company sending people to disrupt their lives in such a manner.

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Feb-20-13 7:04 AM

It is salt water for crying out loud. Is there trace amounts of chemicals in there? YES but it is not nearly as toxic as other things already shipped via barges everyday. These people drove thier cars, used thier electronics, live thier life the way they do thanks to the petroleum industry. Hydraulic fracturing has been used in the oil and gas industry for decades. Get a life and go back to where ever you came from.

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Feb-20-13 7:21 AM

Exactly right hiller! How much fuel did they waste driving from Athens to the metropolis of New Matamoras to climb a pole?! Next time if they want to make a statement concerning oil and gas, don't drive, ride a horse. Or maybe a ******* cause they seemed to have plenty of those running around!!!!

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Feb-20-13 7:28 AM

I don't care if they have been using Fractal drilling since the being of time Fractal fluid cause cancer. Anything with benzine in it will cause cancer it's a fact not fiction.This is America not China we shouldn't have to make our families sick and dying for new jobs.

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Feb-20-13 8:16 AM

JoshBrown: Your facts are as inaccurate as your spelling of BENZENE. May I suggest some research on your part so you don't appear ignorant!

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Feb-20-13 8:25 AM

@ LuLuLu Thanks You for the spelling correction but Benzene still causes cancer link to fact sheet : ***********

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Feb-20-13 8:30 AM

The oil/gas drillers are going to dump and run they know the well's are short lived and by the time people start getting sick they will be long gone with no one to sue.

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Feb-20-13 8:33 AM

Okay, so now these flakes have had their 15 minutes of fame and made it on to WTAP. We fracked here 30 years ago and no one said anything. Quite frankly, I am more worried about what the chemical plants are putting in the river than I am about recovered frack water. Being ex New Mat I am offended by these idiots coming to my old hometown and giving us more negative press

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Feb-20-13 8:38 AM

@lonewolf26155 Fractal drilling has been done for the last 30 years what does that mean ?

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Feb-20-13 8:55 AM

The last big oil boom there was a considerable amount of fracking going on in the county. This was in 1979-80. All the big companies that did fracking then were here, Dowell, Haliburton. Nobody said anything about it then, so why are a bunch of treehuggers creating unwanted problems in an ara that so desperately needs jobs?

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Feb-20-13 9:03 AM

Yeah I saw what happened to peoples water wells back then and all these companies did was just like the republican party " deny , deny, deflect, and lie !

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Feb-20-13 9:08 AM

@lonewolf26155 People not wanting their kids to get cancer and die aren't tree hugger there people who care about their families.

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Feb-20-13 9:08 AM

Wonder how many drink diet pop? How many use curly light bulbs? How many give their children immunizations? Use computers, laptops, cell phones? All contain hazardous materials. And that is just to name a small fraction of the things that contain chemicals in everyday things. These people need to use their energy in more constructive ways, like earning a living.

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Feb-20-13 9:08 AM

Knowsbest, if you wanna talk about lies and deflecting blame, look no farther than your president, he's pretty good at it!

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Feb-20-13 9:15 AM

@formermttan So your saying it's ok because everyone else does it ? Just add to the toxic crap that our children are exposed to? Sounds rather cold blooded and just plain mean to want to kill children for new jobs .

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Feb-20-13 9:22 AM

When this happens and property values are down and people getting sick you will see the point these folks are protesting for....I for one don't want my children or grand children getting cancer like I said we are not the dumping pool here

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Feb-20-13 9:34 AM

josh, it sounds like you've been getting your information from a lot of unfounded sources. Child killing? Really? There are a heck of a lot more threats to our children than fracing! These people have absolutely no concern for OUR community--just look at their hometowns listed. It is simply a lame attempt for publicity and their own political agenda. I love how they are "concerned" about our health but not with obeying the law. If that clown had fallen from his little perch, you can bet he would have been suing somebody!

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Feb-20-13 9:45 AM

@citizencane Why would you want to expose the children of this county to more toxic waste ?

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Feb-20-13 9:56 AM

Josh, You are making assumptions that children would be exposed. Where are your numbers to back up that assumption? Fracing is not a new process, it has been used for decades. It is just now receiving attention because of the increased activity and more widespread use. If you don't believe companies are striving for more safety and less environmental impact these days, you aren't doing your homework.

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Feb-20-13 10:15 AM

The accident in Taylor has absolutely nothing to do with fracing. That's like mentioning a recent plane crash in a discussion about drunk driving.

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Feb-20-13 10:17 AM

@ oneill&citizencane Fractal fluid Has chemicals in it that case cancer this is a Fact not fiction.It doesn't matter if a well was drilled last night or 500 years ago cancer is cancer.Neither one of you can prove that there isn't fractal fluid in the water table already.The only way it can be proven that it's not in the water table is if people don't get sick and die.So more or less both of you want to take a chance with other people's lives and families.

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Feb-20-13 10:22 AM

@oneill I really hate the fact that I have to agree with you on this issue. I find you most of the time to be a liberal scumbag with the moral values of a rabbit on ******.

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Feb-20-13 10:37 AM

There is a difference between fracturing of vertical wells and "hydraulic fracturing" in horizontal well drilling. More pressure, differing chemicals to keep things flowing, and the lone shot frack of 500,000 gallons is a myth, they frack some wells many times over, and many times the fluids "puke" back up and reach the surface, now if only 1% of 500,000 gallons is chemicals like glycol, and benzene that is still a lot of chemicals, and once again benzene is a known cancer cause at only 1 part per billion.

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