Monday, July 11, 2011
When the seismic trucks roll through your neighborhood, what's the cost to YOU? To YOUR home's foundation? Anyone??
Why do seismic testing crews hire police officers to escort them through city neighborhoods?
District 8 Councilwoman Kathleen Hicks has said "properties are protected against damage". Those being tested want to know how Ms. Hicks is protecting them.
Read about it on FWCANDO.
Additionally, we request documentation that proves seismic testing will not harm slab foundations, public streets, sidewalks, plumbing, sprinkler systems, utilities, septic systems, water wells, electronic devices and other public and private property in any way including, causing subsidence, cracks, wear and tear or any other negative impacts.
We also request proof that our homeowners' insurance will not be impacted in any way by seismic testing including, increased rates or reduced liability coverage.
It is essential that this documentation come from an independent, third-party source and not from the gas drilling industry, City of FW or any other party who benefits financially from drilling or seismic testing. It is important that the document demonstrate that such testing is safe in an urban environment and has been monitored for a period of at least five years. It is imperative that this proof be provided in a timely manner since the City has already issued permits and testing is underway.