April 30, 2010
Information on Seismic Testing by Dawson Geophysical in Upshur County
We have just learned that Dawson Geophysical will have surveyors out in the Rock Cave/French Creek area beginning Monday, May 3, 2010, to start laying out the grid for the seismic surveys it will be conducting this summer in Upshur County. This is an important time for landowners to be present to point out the location of wells and springs in particular, so that survey stakes (which will later be replaced with explosive charges) can be placed the appropriate distance from water supplies, etc. If you cannot be present during this phase of the project you should contact Dawson Geophysical at:
Address: PO Box 2377, Buckhannon, WV 26201
Office Location: Across from Kroger's, next to the Middle School (in what used to be Dave Cook's used car lot)
Sometime later, after the grid has been laid out, helicopters will be bringing in the drilling equipment for land crew to place the charges. For more information on Dawson's plans and your rights with regard to seismic testing click here. Note: Whether or not Dawson has the legal authority to come onto your land to survey and conduct seismic testing depends on your situation. Click here for more information.
We are working with our planning committee to arrange a meeting with Dawson and Chesapeake Energy officials so that members of the community can get more information on the companies' planned activities in the area. We hope to be back in touch with more details soon.
Please share this information with your friends and neighbors.
Follow Up from Last Week's Meeting in Rock Cave
Thanks to everyone who attended the April 22 meeting in Rock Cave and to those of you who have sent us feedback on how you thought things went. We realize that we tried to cover at lot in a short amount of time and that it was difficult at times to hear due to the fact that we did not have a functioning PA system. As a result, we may not have covered information you were interested in or you may have questions that went unanswered. If you have questions or need additional information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-WV-B-FAIR and well do our best to get back to you ASAP. Also, as mentioned earlier, we are hoping to arrange a meeting with Dawson and Chesapeake Energy officials in the near future to get more information on the companies' planned activities in the area. Thanks for your support and understanding.