Barnesville Reservoir Back Online Following Wastewater Accident

barnesville ohioThis is somewhat old news, but still news for MDN as we’re just learning about it. You may recall back in March MDN reported on a truck crash that resulted in a spill of 5,000 or so gallons of frack wastewater from Utica drilling, some of which ended up in the Barnesville Reservoir #1 (see Truck Crash Spills 5000 Gal. of Brine into OH Reservoir). The wastewater was thought to have very low levels of radiation, so out of a superabundance of caution, Barnesville (in Belmont County) immediately turned off the spigot from Reservoir #1, which isn’t a problem because the town has two other reservoirs from which to draw water. In May, after two months of testing, the village turned the spigot back on…

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