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D&L Energy prepares North Lima brine-injection well

Published: Mon, October 8, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m.

D&L Energy prepares North Lima brine-injection well

D & L Energy Group, which operated a brine-injection well suspected of causing 11 earthquakes during 2011, began the final construction phase for a similar well in North Lima on Monday.

After the Ohio Department of Natural Resources approved the company’s improvement plans, it will move forward with a final construction phase expected to take about one week.

D & L plans to apply a cement footing to the bottom of the well that will prevent injected material from entering lower rock formations. After the footing is tested, a bore pipe will be re-inserted and the well-site will be ready for operations just off state Route 7.

However, the company says it has no plans to dispose of brine water at the site until either the end of the year or the beginning of 2013.

Unlike fracking, which uses water, chemicals and sand to crack shale rock formations thousands of feet below the earth’s surface and extract natural gas and oil, injection wells are used to dispose of the chemical-laced wastewater used during the fracking process, otherwise known as brine.


1Boar7734(66 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

D & L Energy is waiting a deep well permit (over 9000 feet) at the corner of State Route 82 and Warner Rd. S.E. on 5 leased acres. Everyone is on private wells, less than 1 mile from Trumbull’s first approved horizontal well and 1 1/2 miles from 2 operating and 2 other permits waiting injection wells at Kleese Development. Over 300 homes and 750 people are affected within a 1 mile area of this proposed injection well. (documented EPA 2000). Over 30 abandoned coal mines (documented ODNR 1941 area 11) that hold water are in the direct area. D & L Energy is not acting as a good neighbor in choosing this site. Remedies in the Ohio Revised Code are minimal when water is contaminated and favor the driller. ODNR has a vested interest in approvals as they receive approximately $10,000 per day every day of the estimated 84,0000 gallons per day every day of the week in taxes (50% at .05 in state tax per gal and 50% at .20 out of state per gal) . This all funds ODNR. D & L CEO told The Vindicator (documented January 2012) that the company generated about $16,000 a day off its Youngstown well (since closed by the state as deficient), which means it took only 250 days of full-force production to match the $4 million originally spent on the well, minus expenses and taxes. Neighbors are not against vertical or horizontal harversting of gas. It is the toxic water dumping in fresh water supplies.

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2Boar7734(66 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Vindytalk, were you born a fool or was it a attribute you gained during education. Learn to read. No one is aganst drilling only the responsible disposal of toxic brine. You are on the list by many now for any of your future comments to be scrutinized.

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3VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Since this North Lima site is much closer to Pennsylvania, they will save on fuel costs when delivering contanimated Pennsylvania brine into Ohio and dumping it down the well. We all know they are doing it.

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4kurtw(1829 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

Boar has it right. It is waste disposal- not Fracking as such- that is the real issue- what do with all that brine (salt water).

I have a solution. I do not understand why it can't be transported to New Jersey and simply dumped into the Ocean. What is Brine? Salt Water, right, and the brine from injection wells is no more saline than sea water and the other chemicals in it (surfactants, anti-oxidants, etc) are not toxic when diluted (no matter what the nut-job environmentalists claim without evidence)

We are not talking about nuclear waste here. Brine is salt water, with a few relatively benign, chemicals added.Pour it into the Ocean. End of Problem.

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5kurtw(1829 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

I know what I just said above is not something that the loonies in the "environmental" movement would look upon kindly, which doubles the pleasure of saying it.

"Environmentalism" is Elitism on Steroids. Does anyone seriously believe that any rational human being supports pollution, supports poisoned water or air? We all have to breathe and we all need clean water to live, so why do we need this cult telling us what we already know and what is based on simple common sense.

It's a political shell game, really. They are trying to convince us that we are stupid and that "they know what is best" for us and they will make all the decisions for us. Vlad Lenin and Adolf Hitler said the same and look what happened.

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