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Ohio docs can't reveal drilling chemicals to public



Published: Tue, May 22, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Doctors given access to the proprietary chemical recipes that oil and gas drillers use as they crack into Ohio shale would be prohibited from sharing the information with the public under an energy proposal moving through the Ohio House.

Environmentalists liken the restriction to a gag order on medical professionals. Drilling companies say it’s necessary to protect trade secrets.

Similar limits on medical professionals have become law in Pennsylvania and other drilling states. The rules are separate from new chemical-disclosure guidelines in the bill.

An Ohio legislative committee was debating the provision today ahead of a possible vote.

It is part of a wide-ranging energy bill laying out other rules for Ohio’s growing oil and gas industry. The legislation also adjusts Ohio’s alternative energy standard to include waste heat.


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1danikytn(248 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Get ready to see Ohios already high cancer rates skyrocket...this fracking business is going to be the beginning of the end for our area!

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2markiemark(11 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

watch the dumping of the used water...by the truck drivers..into our lakes and streams..just llke in pa...

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3DwightK(1256 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

If one of these tanker trucks crashes on I-80 will the driver be able to tell the haz-mat team what they are cleaning up?

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