The federal government recommends demolishing over 200 buildings at the site of a former Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio.
Authorities said the accident occurred Monday afternoon at a gas drilling rig near Carrolton, southeast of Canton.
In some Eastern Ohio cities like Youngstown and Campbell, the source for a financial and jobs windfall is development of the oil and gas fields know as the Utica shale.
The Web site www.eidohio.org offers links to companies looking for workers in Ohio’s Utica Shale region.
The figures reported by natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy to state regulators show five Ohio wells producing 2.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas last year.
The price of natural gas is near a ten year low and that’s prompted one major producer to pare production from regional wells. But current market forces favor more development of natural gas fields in Eastern Ohio.