Terry Greenwood’s testamony appears in this video. At 1:55 into the video, he says “In January 2008, they got one well drilled and our well went so we didn’t have no drinking water. And seven days later, they finally brought us some drinking water…”
Warning, this video has graphic pics of his dead calves.
This video shows his ruined water.
A Facebook friend wrote in my response to my repost comment of being 99% sure shale living caused his early dying…. “Horribly depressing news, he spoke out so early and his words which were spoken ring chillingly true…
‘first the water killed the cows, next it will kill the people’
…. I say we are sure what happened…”
I contacted the American Farm Bureau to tell them about Mr Greenwood because they should be protecting water and not the industry!
So six years later the latent effects are starting to show themselves?
My son was exposed in Feb of 2010 to what I believe was a cooling inversion during a blowdown event or an upset from the UTA Compressor Station and so I worry if all I have with him is two more years …is that all?…does he die a teenager and never make it to age 20?
WHO HAS TO LIVE LIKE THIS WITH SUCH MENTAL TORMENT?
U do if you live in the shale.
Please send your online condolence to firstname.lastname@example.org and use the name of Terry Greenwood as your subject line and they will pass the condolence along to the family.
In case you don’t read the comments…here is one I cut and pasted for you…
“…Take heart that so many of us are chronicling the impacts on him, and praising the courage and stamina he showed in speaking out. It may be a while before we find out whether there was definitely a link between radioactive fracking waste and his brain cancer, but just today I found this link to secretive mis-handling of radioactive waste from fracking in Washington County, the county where Terry lived and died: http://marcellusmonitor.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/container-marked-radioactive-at-range-resources-impoundment-in-washington-co-spurs-calls-to-dep-inspector-investigating/
Given that his water went bad after gas drilling began; given that two vertical wells were drilled about 400 feet from his water well; given that ten calves were born dead or died shortly after birth in 2008 after the cows drank from a pond contaminated by the gas well on the hill above the pond; and given the refusal of DEP and EPA to help him, we can only wonder whether Terry’s land and water — and his health — may have been impacted by similar mis-handling of radioactive waste. If it happened once in Washington County, it probably happened many times.
Protecting Our Waters wrote about his impacts in 2011 after extensive interviews with Terry:http://protectingourwaters.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/gas-drilling-impacts-pa-farmer-terry-greenwoods-cows-gave-birth-to-zero-calves-this-year-after-ten-dead-calves-in-2008/ “