News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Lehmans


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


New details in frack water dumping incident in Youngstown
Northeast Ohio businessman faces potential criminal charges
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


Reporter
Tim Rudell
 
In The Region:
We are now learning that Ohio EPA agents got to last week’s fracwater dumping incident in Youngstown while it was still going on; and that they cited a local energy company owner.  WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports
Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:03)


Tip
The EPA won’t comment on how it found out about the incident but Youngstown area state legislator Bob Hagan says a tip led agents to where four truckloads—20-thousand-to-40 thousand gallons-- of liquid fracking waste were being dumped into the Mahoning River last Thursday night. 

OEPA tight lipped
He also says the agency was not forthcoming with local officials once word circulated that something was going on at the D&L Energy property on the city’s northwest side…so he went there himself to talk to investigators. “I asked if they knew who was responsible for it.  They said they did.  They showed me the citation signed by Mr. Ben Lupo, the owner of D&L Energy.  And then through a public information search through my office I was able to get a copy of the citation signed by Mr. Lupo.”

Citation
Signing the citation was an acknowledgement of receiving it not an admission of guilt.  Hagan says he and other legislators will push for criminal prosecution in the case.  If Lupo were to be found guilty of illegal dumping he could face up to a year in Jail.

Related WKSU Stories

Waste from drilling dumped in river
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fracking to fight urban blight
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

Video of Cleveland police shooting a 12-year-old is critical to the investigation
While I think this is a very unfortunate, the fact is that police are trained to aim for the large mass of a human to stop them. If they aimed for the leg it w...

Wayne County teacher says he was fired for criticizing dairy
This is bull crap Smithville Schools have changed ever since the new school I'm so ashamed at the district I wish I could pick my house up and move it to anothe...

White Castle is closing its five Northeast Ohio restaurants
you should open a white castle in logan ohio.i'm pretty sure you disappointed,thank you...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University