The Coshocton County Beacon July 11, 2018 - Page 5

THE BEACON 5 www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com JULY 11, 2018 LETTER: Class 1 waste wells FROM PAGE 4 changing pressure systems around, it’s no longer natural,” said Nathan Wiser, an underground injection expert working for the EPA in its Rocky Mountain region, in a 2010 interview. “It’s diffi cult to know how it would behave in those circumstances.” (3) - Both of Buckeye Brine’s showcase wells, the Adams #1 and the Adams #3, were built to Class 1 standards and are being considered for Class 1 permits. Both have structural problems. Adams #1 has a problem with the cement around its casing. Th e cement did not come all the way to the surface around the long string casing and the well was judged to be defi cient. Th e Letter of Defi ciency report- ed that the top 900 ft. of the casing that injects the waste down into the injection zone has no cement. Th e Adams #3 well casing has failed. An OEPA Notice of Defi ciency dated October 3, 2017 indicates that the casing has sepa- rated. Kenny Brown of the ODNR said the well casing has a hole in it and inspection To Th e Editor, When I fi rst moved to Coshocton Coun- ty in 1994 I put up a mailbox out in the country. Th e mail carrier couldn’t quite reach it so he would drop it and run over it. Sometimes it even ended up down the road in the gully. I complained, so on Feb. 1, 1997, I didn’t even fi nd it in the gully, so I rented a post offi ce box. In town the mail carriers get out of their vehicles to reach the mailboxes and even walk around neighborhoods in freezing rain and blistering heat. I called the post offi ce and they are not allowed to accept reports dating back to 2017 show that the well has been shut down and is awaiting a repair plan. Reports indicate it has not been used in a year. We are told that the safety record within the Buckeye Brine plant is exemplary, as it should be, for an enterprise that handles large volumes of harmful chemicals. I am sure there are safety protocols, emergen- cy procedures, and protective gear for every aspect of the operation. But that control and safety does not extend to the community once the waste is released into the environment. Th e physical prop- erties of the geology determine where and how far the waste will migrate. Undetect- ed anomalies and variables within the rock formations can render the best pro- jections useless. It has been demonstrat- ed that despite using the best science and building to the best regulatory standards that these wells can and do fail. Nick Teti Coshocton Environmental and Com- munity Awareness Coshocton tips. Can we have a big round of applause for the city mail carriers? Doug Gilbert Keene PRAIRIE CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH US 36 & CR 23, Coshocton, Ohio 740-622-3992 ICE CREAM SOCIAL July 19th-Thursday 4:30pm-6:30pm Menu: Hot Dogs, Coneys, Shredded Chicken, Sloppy Joes, Baked Beans, Homemade Noodles, Cole Slaw, Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad, and Drinks! Desserts: Pies, Cake, and Ice Cream!! Everyone welcome! Love Off ering Appreciated! 0007_071118 Get Treated. Not Seated. Faster, quality emergency care. Spacious One Bedroom Apts. Rent Based on 30% of Income • • • Utilities Included* • Social Activities • Controlled Access • Pet Friendly Balconies On-Site Laundry • Shortest wait time in the area • Board certified emergency physicians • Experienced, emergency-trained nurses • On-site imaging and lab services • Acute care, intensive care and surgical services • Nationally recognized for patient safety *Excludes cable and phone. This is an elderly admission preference apartment community. riversidetowersapts.com | 85 Pine St, Coshocton (740) 552-4770 TTY: 711 0035_032118 Quality Less time in the ER waiting room means quicker care. We provide exceptional patient care from the moment you arrive, when you need us most. EMERGENCY CARE CLOSE TO HOME www.coshoctonhospital.org Member of Prime Healthcare 1460 Orange St. | Coshocton, OH | 740.622.6411 0022_070418