All photos and videos provided by the Wetzel County Action Group are copyright of Ed Wade, Jr.
During the summer of 2011, Ms. Kiner reported to the company's land man that her well water suddenly changed and became muddy with an unpleasant smell. The water was tested by the company, but no follow-up was provided.
Ms. Kiner later was able to obtain a copy of her water test done earlier. It revealed arsenic levels exceeding safe drinking levels. A contractor for the company came to her home without notification, and disconnected her from her water well system, installing a "water buffalo" outdoor water supply tank. Several other of her neighbors living near these drill sites have since discovered their well water is also contaminated.
Video directly below, "Contamination from Drilling?" was the follow-up news story by same reporter who interviewed Ms. Kiner approximately one year
after the fracking activity took place.
Video below was taken in Wetzel County, WV and depicts emissions at a natural gas compressor station with several other compressor stations located in close proximity.
Video clip below depicts the silica dust spraying into the air during fracking of the Rine Pad. Video courtesy of Ed Wade, Jr. Wetzel County Action Group.
Video to the right is of the Durig Well Site in Wetzel County. Video was taken 4,300 feet from the tanks and recorded on February 26, 2011 by Ed Wade, Jr.
Discharge was loud at that distance and could be heard and seen for hours. Notice the rocking of the tank that is
discharging from the high pressure, much like a pressure cooker venting. Could this ignite?
Video at left taken by homeowner, Leanne Kiner of Harrison County, WV in March, 2011 while a Marcellus well was drilled directly across the road from her country home.
Video below "Living Next to a Natural Gas Well: Part 1,"
was part of a news story by WDTV reporter, Zach Maskell during the height of the fracking operation near Ms. Kiner's home.
Two videos below show concerned landowners speaking out to express drilling concerns during public comment meetings held throughout WV in 2011.
Video clip directly below was taken on May 25, 2012 on Broad Run Road in Doddridge County. Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids, & Salinity levels taken from the puddles left by the drilling truck that sprayed the road for dust suppression revealed extremely high levels. Subsequent investigation revealed that the tanker truck had been carrying frack water.
Everyone talks about the water during the drilling and fracking process. But this video to the right shows the enormous about of water usage taken from a local stream to hydro test just one small section of pipeline. How many miles of pipeline are there? Notice the different colors of water and how it changes viscosity. What causes this? Is the water regulated?
(Comments & video courtesy of Ed Wade, Jr. of Wetzel County Action Group)
Pictures below were taken from inside the Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area where drilling is permitted.
The video on the left was recorded from the well pad location inside the Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area . The link to the original video clip can be found at:
On the link, the following comments appear by Ed Wade, Jr., of the Wetzel County Action Group, which he included when posting the video........
"The other day, while hiking in the beautiful wilderness of what I thought was the Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area, I soon found out I was wrong. I was overcome by a foul odor, not knowing where it was coming from - noise of heavy equipment sang through the woods. Foul odors filled what should be fresh air, the stream ran brown from lack of sediment control, in a place which holds such a title as Lewis Wetzel Wildlife Management Area. So, at this point, I feel that the name needs to be changed to the Lewis Wetzel Wildlife MISmanagement Area. This video shows where the bad air was coming from."
Video and comments are copyright of Ed Wade Jr. and used with permission.