stars-storyChester Township – J.D Drilling Company has applied for a permit to convert an old gas well into a Class II injection well in Meigs County, Ohio. The injection well, located in rural farmlands and near homes, would receive approximately 1000 barrels of fracking waste per day. Although frack waste is hazardous, containing undisclosed quantities of highly toxic chemicals, including benzene, xylene, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, and radium, Class II injection wells are not designed to contain hazardous waste. JD Drilling, by law, is not required to disclose the chemical content of the frack waste to ODNR. Should the proposed well be permitted, the community of Chester Township will be subject to the hazards associated with an injection well. This proposed well will not be involved with the production of any natural gas but will deal only with accepting the fracking waste from other states and from Ohio frack wells. Concerned community members have very little redress, as the permitting process does not include a public discussion or public hearing, and the comment period has closed.