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Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is suing the owner of a Youngstown company sentenced to prison for dumping fracking waste into a storm sewer in 2012 and 2013.


A Youngstown company has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping fracking wastewater into a storm sewer 33 times between October 2012 and January 2013. 

A former Youngstown wastewater-company executive has pleaded guilty to federal Clean Water Act violations in the dumping of thousands of gallons of fracking wastewater into that city's storm sewer system.

An environmental group seeking documents related to alleged illegal dumping of wastewater from oil and gas drilling into a northeast Ohio storm sewer is suing the state for access to the records. 

Man Pleads Guilty To Dumping Fracking Wastewater

Aug 30, 2013

An employee of a Youngstown company accused of dumping tens of thousands of gallons of fracking waste into a tributary of the Mahoning River has changed his plea to guilty to charges of violating the Clean Water Act.

A Youngstown business, its owner and an employee have been indicted on charges of violating the Clean Water Act by repeatedly dumping fracking wastewater into a storm sewer in January.

Fracking Wastewater Dumping Prompts Federal Charges

Feb 15, 2013

Prosecutors are charging a northeast Ohio man with violating the federal Clean Water Act, saying he told an employee to dump fracking wastewater into a storm sewer.

State Takes Action In Fracking Wastewater Case

Feb 8, 2013

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has permanently revoked the operating permits of two companies being investigated for the illegal dumping of up to 20-thousand gallons of fracking wastewater down a Youngstown municipal storm drain.