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The effects aren’t limited to scenery and rural countrysides, some have warned. Sara Wood, a Wetzel County resident and registered nurse, lives on property surrounded by natural gas wells and a compression station. She recounted waking up to chemicals in her home one morning that she believes came from one of that gas operations.
“I have a little boy who is 3-years-old who woke me up one morning and said ‘Mom it stinks,’” Wood said. “I woke up and noticed the inside of the house was filled with fumes. I ran outside, grabbed him and I get hit with a wall of fumes. I looked over at a well site and saw a cloud coming over our house.”
John Chistensen, an advocate for the West Virginia Environmental Coalition, said the stakes are too high to “allow this industry to go unchecked.”
“It’s a classic example of bait and switch, where we sacrifice beautiful, rural farmland for huge industrial sites, complete with chemicals, huge water withdrawals and the inevitable disposal of frack water as it comes back to the surface,” Christensen said.