Babst Calland: Ohio Considers New Rules for Oil, Gas Wastewater Storage

State officials are considering new rules to regulate storage of wastewater used to stimulate wells for the production of oil and gas. The new rules would potentially create new options for shale well producers to store millions of gallons of water in lagoons so that it can be cleaned and re-used in the drilling process.  A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says that the state is drafting safety standards for the construction of the lagoons and their length of use.

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