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Weathersfield residents complain of constant noise from burning well

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WEATHERSFIELD TWP, Ohio -The serenity of Westwood Lake Mobile park has been broken by the noise from a recently fracked Halcon gas well in Lordstown.

Pat McCrudden, who lives  in the nearby Westwood Lake Mobile Park in Weathersfield, says a shrill-pitched sound from the well has been constant since  about 2:45 AM Sunday.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources told resident Sheldon Funk that this post-drilling burn-off, known as flaring,  is a normal part of the process so that the well doesn't cause an explosion.

The process could last anywhere from two weeks to 30 days.

"I understand that they're bringing jobs to this county, Mahoning county and all the counties around and it's very, very important," Funk said. "But to have no consideration for what we are ultimately going to go through is just not the way to do business."

Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda came here Sunday evening, to listen to the concerns of residents.

They want to know why they were never informed this would be part of the process.

Fuda said, "tomorrow, I'll meet with BP and Halcon. Hopefully I'll meet with them, but they've been very cooperative."

The people who live here say work at this well site began the first week of January and five to six more wells are planned for this pad. So they will be experiencing this cycle over and over again.

21 News could not reach a representative from Halcon for comment.

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