EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSGreat Ohio River Relay Raises Awareness About Fracking
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Reported by: Latasha Hughes
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 24, 2013 10:19 AM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
The Great Ohio River Relay is raising awareness about fracking.
The Wheeling Water Warriors organized the Great Ohio River Relay to raise awareness about the environmental and human health impacts of deep shale gas fracking and, in particular, the proposed barging of toxic, radioactive fracking wastewater on the Ohio River.
Relay cyclists met a small group for a rally near the downtown Huntington Bridge and said bon voyage to a man who continued the relay by canoe down the Ohio River Monday afternoon.
The baton will be carried through six states to arrive in Cairo, Ill., where the Ohio joins the Mississippi River, sometime in early October.
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