Shale Energy Law Blog
Ohio EPA Data Show Clean Air Near Drill Sites
November 5, 2012
On November 2, 2012, Ohio EPA reported that the air quality near a drilling site in Muskingum County, Ohio is within federal standards. Ohio EPA collected four months of data from a monitor that measured concentrations of particulate matter, various hydrocarbons, and methane. The agency explained that the only exceedance, which occurred on June 8, 2012, may have been caused by the construction of a nearby road on that particular date. Ohio EPA plans to continue monitoring air quality at well sites for at least two years.