Some Texas Residents Say Seismic Testing is Damaging Homes

 Wednesday, October 5, 2011

 Insurance Journal

Some homeowners in southeast Fort Worth, Texas, say they have found damage to their homes that they believe was caused by recent seismic testing in their neighborhoods. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that seismic testing has become routine in the Barnett Shale natural gas field in recent years. Companies use the data to guide drilling. Complaints include new cracks, and one homeowner said her patio is no longer level. Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy hired a company to inspect homes whose owners had made complaints.