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Why You Absolutely Must Personally Treat Your Own Water

Mike Barrett
Activist Post

Why do we need to worry about the water we are consuming each and every day?

When referring to a group of people or someone acting different, the phrase “it must be in the water” is often used as a response. While this phrase is always used comically, you need to know that many of your health problems may indeed be result of what is in the water you are consuming every day.

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170 million barrels of PA frack waste injected in Ohio lands

(Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)

By Bob Downing
Akron Beacon Journal

Over the last four years, enough yellow-brown, salty liquid has been injected thousands of feet under Portage County to fill railroad tank cars stretching for 63 miles. Injecting that waste underground made Portage County No. 2 in Ohio.

From 2007 through 2010, Portage injection wells handled nearly 4 million 42-gallon barrels of waste, according to records from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Mineral Resources Management.

That’s nearly 168 million gallons, or enough to fill enough rail tank cars to stretch from Akron to Mansfield.

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