Created on Thursday, 07 February 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The state says it has permanently revoked the operating permits of a company being investigated for the illegal dumping of up to 20,000 gallons of gas drilling wastewater down a storm drain.
The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday it took the action after workers at D&L Energy Group in Youngstown were allegedly seen dumping the wastewater into a storm sewer that empties into the Mahoning River watershed.
The agency also says it's working with the state Environmental Protection Agency to contain and clean up the dumping.
A message was left with the company about the state's actions, which happened Wednesday.
Documents say the alleged dumping happened during the cleaning of a large storage tank last week.