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Ohio Studying Fracking-Related Earthquakes

Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts at energy companies, government agencies and universities on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between fracking and five small quakes in eastern Ohio. In 2012, Governor John Kasich halted disposal of fracking wastewater surrounding a nearby well site after a series of quakes later were tied to a fracking well.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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