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Ohio Farmers and Residents Block Driveway to Frack Waste Disposal Site

From Appalachia Resist - February 1, 2014

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[Sunday, February 2 Update from Appalachia Resist: "Support Rally at the Athens County Courthouse Monday 2/3/14 at 9:15 AM at the arraignment of the eight farmers and local business leaders who were arrested for blocking frack waste trucks from entering an injection well disposal site operated by K&H Partners of West Virginia on Saturday. Those arrested include: Kip Rondy, owner of Green Edge Farms; Michelle Ajamian, owner of Shagbark Seed and Mill; Christine Hughes, owner of the Village Bakery; Liz Florentino, Smiles Welch, and Sean Pavlac."]

[7 pm Update from Appalachia Resist facebook: " After stopping frack trucks from coming to the K&H site for hours, the banner carriers are being taken to the sheriff's office for processing. Other demonstrators are leaving -- we will let you know as soon as we can what the charges are, how to support the banner carriers and their families, and what you can do to end fracking and ban injection wells in Ohio."]

Eight farmers and local business leaders have blocked the driveway leading to a fracking waste disposal site operated by K&H Partners of West Virginia. Holding a banner that reads “Our Water, Our Lives! Their Poison, Their Lies!” these Athens County residents are stopping frack waste trucks from entering the site and will refuse law enforcement orders to leave.  They want K&H and the ODNR revoke a recent injection well permit and are calling for a ban on injection wells in Ohio and in Athens County specifically.

The blockade is supported by a rally of more than 150 Torch, Coolville, and Athens residents.

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