On this episode of Broad & High, Terry Allen’s Deer Sculptures, Jim Arter’s Life Within Art, Artist Profile: Mike Elsass, and The Heart Gallery. They’re just two deer, lounging on the banks of the Scioto River watching the world go by.
Ohio Company Charged With Dumping Fracking Waste Into Watershed
Prosecutors are charging a northeast Ohio man with violating the federal Clean Water Act, saying he told an employee to dump gas-drilling wastewater into a storm sewer.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the charge Thursday against 62-year-old Ben Lupo of Poland, near Youngstown. He pleaded not guilty.
Lupo owns Hardrock Excavating LLC. He faces up to three years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a year of supervised release if convicted.
Authorities allege Lupo on Jan. 31 directed that at least 20,000 gallons of drilling mud and brine be discharged into a sewer that empties into the Mahoning River watershed.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources revoked the permits of Hardrock, a brine hauler, and D&L Energy after workers at the companies’ Youngstown headquarters reported seeing the material being dumped.