ODNR: Company Dumped Brine Illegally

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Ohio Division of Natural Resources is pursuing action against Harch Environmental of St. Clairsville after a field inspector reportedly uncovered evidence of illegal brine dumping at a Belmont County farm.

DNR officials say they are consulting with the Ohio Attorney General’s office regarding possible civil and criminal action. In the meantime, the company has been ordered to cease operation at its temporary storage facility in Belmont County.

The company is a subcontractor of Oklahoma-based Gulfport Energy Resources, according to the DNR.