The "Good Neighbor" chapter of Triple Divide investigates the nuisance case of Jim Harkins, who had a Marcellus well pad built 800ft from his back door on a neighbor's property [not that uncommon].
Unfortunately, after the flaring on the well pad ceased, the operators began to 'vent' once every day or so. The venting of the well lasts for roughly a half hour and consists of a sound a lot like an extremely loud factory whistle. Jim continued to battle with the company about the disturbances, but has been forced to find an alternative location to live. He's now purchased a home in Florida, and lives there part of the year, but is planning to move from Pennsylvania because of what's happened to their standard of living after fracking began. He invested hundreds of thousands of dollars on a home and property that a realtor told him they couldn't sell because of how close the well is to his yard.
For more about his story, and to watch the full feature length film (90min) visit: tripledividefilm.org/
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