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Friday, April 3, 2015

As Drilling Ramps Up, So Do The Lawsuits

"The number of complaints has increased with the different types of infrastructure needed to harvest, process and bring the gas to market. In addition to the compressor station, Andreis is flanked by a frack water impoundment and a drilling site down the road and he complains of noise, traffic and air pollution.“I’m in the middle of everything. I’m in the middle of a war zone,” Andreis says."

HARTIERS-HOUSTON (KDKA) — Gary Andreis’s house in Chartiers-Houston is just downhill from a natural gas compressor station which he says has flooded his yard and poisoned his well, forcing him and his family to live on bottled water. “My water well’s contaminated,” says Andreis. “I got bad arsenic problems, other chemicals in my water well.” Andreis blames runoff from a containment pond adjacent to the compressor station and has hired an attorney to take the owner and operator, MarkWest Energy, to court.