People in one Trumbull County neighborhood are concerned for their health and safety after a natural gas well is found to be leaking.

The state said there's no danger, but people living near the leak aren't convinced.

"Tax day 1988, I intended that this is where I was going to live, this was going to be my forever home," said resident Gloria Douglas. "It's a whole new way of life."

Now, 30 years later, injection and natural gas wells have moved in behind Wyngate Manor in Brookfield Township.

"I've been trying to figure out for about a month what that odor is," said Douglas.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said a conventional vertical well, just steps behind her house and near a drilling site, started leaking.

"Monday evening when I walked up the backyard with one of my neighbors, he was going to show me where he'd seen the gas well a couple months back where it was bubbling," said Douglas. "It was just an instant gut reaction. You felt nauseated."

Officials from ODNR said they did send inspectors out here Tuesday to check out the site and they did find a mechanical issue with the well. They told the company that owns it to fix it, but it wasn't enough to ease neighbors' concerns.

"It's an active leaking gas well," said Douglas. "I don't know how long it has been leaking, but there is a definite odor in the air."

For now, Douglas said she and her neighbors have joined people in Hubbard Township to fight a proposed injection well there.

They're hoping their persistence will be enough for them to take back the way of life they hoped for when they moved in.

"That's what it's all about, the dollar," said Douglas. "We know we're up against that, but we're not going to stop."

Steve Irwin with ODNR also said the gas readings at the time inspectors checked on the well were minimal.

Officials at ODNR say Big Sky Energy to fix the well, and if it doesn't or can't, it'll hire another company to do the job.