GAS DRILLING PERMITS Ohio Revokes Energy Gas Drilling Company's Operating Permits
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Feb. 7, 2013 4:02 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 7, 2013 4:22 PM EST
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Youngstown, Mahoning County
The state of Ohio said it has permanently revoked the operating permits of a company being investigated for the illegal dumping of up to 20,000 gallons of gas drilling wastewater down a storm drain.
The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday it took the action after workers at D&L Energy Group in Youngstown were allegedly seen dumping the wastewater into a storm sewer that empties into the Mahoning River watershed.
The agency also said it's working with the state Environmental Protection Agency to contain and clean up the dumping.
A message was left with the company about the state's actions, which happened Wednesday.
Documents say the alleged dumping happened during the cleaning of a large storage tank last week.
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