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Group Posts Anti-Fracking Billboard in East Columbus
COLUMBUS (Jen French/Ken Hines) -- Members of an activist group hope a new billboard will lead central Ohioans to find out more about the possible side effects of fracking.
Members of the Radioactive Waste Alert group posted a billboard in East Columbus that features a young girl drinking from a toxic bottle, and includes the words, "Don't frack my water, protect Columbus."
The group was formed this year by area residents concerned that Ohio will become a fracking waste dump.
Members hope the sign will alert people to, what they say, is an invisible and dangerous problem.
Members of the Ohio EPA have responded to such concerns by pointing to, what they claim, is a lack of data that shows the presence of any issues with fracking waste in drinking water.
A spokesperson from Ohio Soil Recycling, a company that processes fracking waste, agreed with the EPA's assessment, claiming there's no radiation concern with natural soil that comes from fracking.
Radioactive Waste Alert members will voice their opinions on the controversial topic at a public meeting on November 12 at 7 p.m. at Columbus's main library.