Brine is the toxic waste water by-product of fracking. Ohio is a popular brine dumping ground for out-of-state companies.
27 First News Legal Contributor and attorney Matt Mangino says Pennsylvania and West Virginia have tougher dumping laws. In fact, there are only five disposal sites in the Keystone state. He says not only is Ohio law friendlier to dispose of shale waste water, but the state is also making big money.
"Out of state customers pay 20 cents a barrel, so in 2012 I think Ohio made $2 million in waste water disposal; $1.5 million was from out of state companies,” said Mangino.
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