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Firefighters kept in the dark on drilling and fracking chemicals

Companies injected trade secret chemicals into more than 1,400 wells in the state from 2013 to 2018, a report says.  Ohio firefighters and emergency responders are being kept in the dark about potentially hazardous chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.  Oil and gas companies are using a “trade secret” exemption to avoid disclosing the full mix of chemicals used at drilling and well sites in the state.  Critics say the secrecy threatens public safety by preventing first responders from preparing for incidents involving chemical fires, spills or releases.  Read more....



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