A Bradford County, Pennsylvania woman is blaming a natural gas driller for contaminating her ground water well and making her sick. She has filed suit against Chesapeake Appalachia, LLP, a firm with hydraulic fracturing operations throughout the Marcellus shale, as well as Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Nomac Drilling LLC .
According to Judy Armstrong’s lawsuit, Chesapeake began drilling several wells near her fiancé’s property in Sugar Run, where she lives, last year. She has since suffered from contact dermatitis, gastro-intestinal discomfort, barium poisoning, pain, numbness to her face and hands, deformities of the bones of her hands, and headache, among other injuries. She continues to live in fear of future physical illness, the complaint alleges. [Read more...]