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Fracking caused earthquakes in existing faults in Ohio, study says

By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A new scientific study has linked 77 minor earthquakes last March around Poland, Ohio, just across the Pennsylvania-Ohio state line, to hydraulic fracturing. The seismic sequence, including a rare “felt” quake of a magnitude 3.0 on the Richter Scale, was linked to active “fracking” by Hilcorp Energy Co. on Read More

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Fracking exposes workers to benzene

By Laura Arenschield The Columbus Dispatch • Saturday September 13, 2014 6:35 AM Oil and natural-gas workers on fracking sites are exposed to potentially unsafe levels of benzene, a colorless gas that can cause cancer, according to a case study by a federal agency. The study, first published at the end of August in the Read More

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