This is a well written, in depth look at a subject that usually gets overlooked in the concerns about chemical exposures but it is probably the one thing that neighbors complain about most when fracking moves into the neighborhood.
Noise is yet another painful payoff for gas-industry neighbors.
Fort Worth Weekly
By Edward Brown
The Environmental Protection Agency website provides research articles outlining the dangers of acute noise, including high blood pressure, coronary disease, migraine headaches, and low- birthweight babies.
More confirmation that fracking is bad for babies.
The Denton neighborhood that was recently fracked on both sides by EagleRidge and the City of Denton’s failure to enforce its noise ordinance is addressed in the article. The city has now weakened the noise ordinance so it’s not clear what if anything there is to enforce.
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Yes, it is hellish.
Semis 24/7. When I complained, I was told I was wrong, they’re only here from 7am – 7pm. I said I had video taken at all hours. They’re the biggest liars who ever lied.
12 tanks, right behind my yard. The semis wake me up all night. I can even hear the truck’s radios playing, that’s how close They are. Headlights shine right into my bedroom.
We’ve had to cancel backyard barbecues more than once. Too noisy.
24/7, 7 days a week, one right after the other. I think the most quiet time we’ve had was 15 minutes, once. The idling semis are usually here an hour at a time, then the next one is waiting to come in. At night, the drivers walk on top of the tanks, with a flashlight, to hook up.
No break on holidays, either. No break, ever.
PS: How did I forget to mention the huge compressor unit?
Like a freight train running behind your house, non-stop.