11:00 AM, Monday, November 19th, 2012
A group of Athens County residents wearing hazmat style suits and respirators gathered in front of the Hazel Ginsburg Well frack-waste injection well on Ladd Ridge Road. They demanded that the ODNR shut the well down. The protesters held banners that read “Shut it Down, No New Permits”, “ODNR, You Have the Facts, Shut this Toxic Well Down” “Our Safety is Not for Sale”, and “Clean Drinking Water is a Human Right”. Many of the signs were emblazoned with the symbol for radioactivity. The protest was also in solidarity with those who today are blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline in Texas.
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