Battelle scientists are leading a search for sites where companies can pump fracking waste underground in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. But at least one Huron County official said "it just doesn't seem like a good idea."
Carl Essex, engineer's assistant with the engineer's office and highway department, said the operation would be tough on rural counties.
"It's especially tough on the road system because we're talking hundreds and hundreds of these trucks," Essex said, adding they would carry between 8,000 and 8,500 gallons of the waste. He also said those responsible for fracking operations should also be responsible for what comes out on the other end.
"If you're making profit from fracking on your large tact of property, you ought to be responsible for taking care of the waste on that same property," Essex said.
The county official said fracking operations also could affect the Earth's movement.
A story about this subject was published in Saturday's Norwalk Reflector.