Residents address commissioners about noisy well

Well Complaints

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Residents from a mobile home park in Warren addressed Trumbull County Commissioners Wednesday asking them to look into noise and emission concerns surrounding a gas well off Brunstetter Road in Lordstown.

According to residents at the Westwood Lake Mobile Home Park on Edgewater Pines Drive S.W., the well, owned by Halcon Resources Corporation, has been the source of a non-stop, roaring noise for the last several days.

“It started around 2:45 in the morning and it ended yesterday around 4:30 in the afternoon,” said Westwood resident Pat McCrudden. “The sound is like if you are standing on the tarmac and a jet engine is going full blast. I had to wear ear muffs you would wear at a gun range, and you could still hear it.”

Commissioners approved a resolution to monitor emissions coming from the well, but the noise issue wasn’t addressed.

A representatives from Halcon was at the meeting documenting resident’s concerns, but did not address the group.

In a statement released Tuesday, Vince Bevacqua of Halcon Resources said the well is new and must continuously run to meet testing regulations. He said the situation is temporary and could last up to two weeks. He added that the noise and the flame seen coming from the well is a good sign meaning the well is productive. The sound comes from the burn, and nothing can be done to lessen the noise.

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