Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ohio home near gas well on brink of explosion

October 22, 2008 - For the past 10 months, Bainbridge resident Irvin Mesmer said, he and his wife, Joanne, have been living with the uncertainty of whether they will ever have safe drinking water.

They live on Scotland Drive, near where an Ohio Valley Energy gas and oil well leaked methane gas last December into the aquifer. That leak was cited in the explosion of Richard and Thelma Payne's home on English Drive and in the contamination of water wells in the area.

On Oct. 15, another possible explosion was narrowly averted at the Mesmers' house.

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