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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

List of the Harmed

The following is an ever-growing list of the individuals and families that have been harmed by fracking (or fracked gas and oil production) in the US.

The first ten on the List (now numbering over 7,000):

1. Pam Judy and family
Location:
Carmichaels, PA
Gas Facility:
Compressor station 780 feet away
Exposure:
Air
Symptoms:
Headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, nosebleeds, blood test show exposure to benzene and other chemicals
http://www.marcellus-shale.us/Pam-Judy.htm
2. Darrell Smitsky
Location:
Hickory, PA
Gas Facility:
Range Resources Well, less than 1,000 ft
Exposure:
Water – toluene, acrylonitrile, strontium, barium, manganese
Symptoms:
Rashes on legs from showering.
Symptoms (animal):
Five healthy goats dead; fish in pond showing abnormal scales; another neighbor comments anonymously
http://www.marcellus-shale.us/Darrell-Smitsky.htm
3. Jerry and Denise Gee and family
Location:
Tioga County, Charleston Township, PA
Gas Facility:
Shell Appalachia natural gas well
Exposure:
Water – methane
Symptoms:
Relocated, pond contaminated
http://www.sungazettePond contaminated.com/page/content.detail/id/565860/Tioga-County-family-struggles-with-methane-in-its-well-water.html?nav=5011
4. Stacey Haney
Location:
Washington County, PA
Gas Facility:
Range Resources gas well and 7 acre waste impoundment
Exposure:
Water – glycol and arsenic
Symptoms:
Son – stomach, (liver and kidney) pain, nausea, fatigue and mouth ulcers; daughter – similar symptoms
Symptoms (animal):
Dogs – death; goat – death; horse – sick
http://www.uppermon.org/Mon_Watershed_Group/minutes-23Mar11.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/magazine/fracking-amwell-township.html?pagewanted=all
5. Phyllis Carr and family
Location:
Fayette County, PA
Gas Facility:
Three natural gas compressors operated by Williams and a dehydrator
Exposure:
Air pollution
Symptoms:
Headaches, sore throats, sinus congestion, rashes, blisters, lesions, respiratory distress, and hearing difficulties; blood contains phenol and benzene
http://www.frackcheckwv.net/2011/01/17/a-good-whiff-will-put-blisters-up-your-nose/
6. Julie Kuhne
Location:
Clearville, PA
Gas facility
: Well blowout
Exposure
: Water -toluene.”…My water test came back contaminated with toluene. So did my neighbors.
Symptoms:
Unknown, replacement water or relocated
http://weeklypress.com/shale-shame-clearville-pa-p1910-1.htm
7. Joe A. & Sandra K. McDaniel
Location:
Clearville, PA
Gas Facility:
Steckman Ridge gas storage, wells 1000 ft from pond
Exposure:
Water- MBAS in spring fed fish pond
Symptoms:
Unknown, replacement water or relocated
http://gomarcellusshale.com/forum/topics/aquiferdrinking-water?commentId=2274639%3AComment%3A29839
8. Terry Greenwood
Location:
Washington County. PA
Gas Facility:
Dominion Resources Appalachian and Consol gas wells and impoundment
Exposure:
Water (waste pit overflowed into pond)
Symptoms (animal):
Cows – ten dead  **(Note: Terry died last year of brain cancer.)**
http://www.marcellus-shale.us/Terry-Greenwood.html
http://protectingourwaters.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/gas-drilling-impacts-pa-farmer-terry-greenwoods-cows-gave-birth-to-zero-calves-this-year-after-ten-dead-calves-in-2008/
**http://www.marcellus-shale.us/Terry-Greenwood.htm
9. Carol and Don Johnson
Location:
Tioga County, PA
Gas Facility:
East Resources waste impoundment
Exposure:
Water (waste pit overflowed into field) – chloride, iron, sulfate, barium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, strontium and calcium.
Symptoms (animal):
Stillborn calves, quarantined cows
http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2011/09/27/burning-questions-quarantined-cows-give-birth-to-dead-calves/
10. Mary McConnell
Location:
Bedford County,PA
Gas Facility:
Columbia Gas storage field
Exposure:
Air – methane
Symptoms:
Headaches, breathing difficulties, sore muscles and other health issues
http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/543123/Clearville-residents-blame-reduced-property-values-on-natural-gas-project.html
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/forwardblitz/2012/06/16/fracking-friday

Source: https://pennsylvaniaallianceforcleanwaterandair.wordpress.com/the-list/