Ohio well owner undertakes study after earthquakes

January 5, 2012

(AP) -- An energy company that agreed to shut down operations of a northeastern Ohio brine injection well last week after earthquakes in the vicinity says it's commissioning a geologic study of the area.

A spokesman for D&L Energy Group told The Associated Press on Thursday that everyone involved wants to "figure out what's going on." D&L's financing of the research was first reported by The Vindicator of Youngstown ( http://tinyurl.com/7vsf54u ).

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sick) imposed a moratorium Saturday within five miles of the well operated by D&L affiliate Northstar Disposal Services LLC after a 4.0 magnitude quake brought the total for 2011 to 11.

Officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which regulates the well, met privately with the company Wednesday.

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