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Loud Boom Theory
updated: Mar 20, 2012, 11:55 AM

By John Wiley

For those who have wondered about recent unexplained loud booms, I have a theory. On the turnoff from Hwy. 217 toward the airport, there's a natural gas installation on the right side of the road. Yesterday a crew was there with several big vehicles and at least one that appeared to be a portable drill rig. Wish I'd stopped to snap a pic. On the gate at the corner where you turn onto Moffett Pl. toward the SBA terminal, there was a sign that read "Rig #" followed by a number I didn't write down.

So my theory is, given that this fenced area is natural gas related, this crew and equipment was all related to fracking. If so, the rig I saw might have been creating a new natural gas well in our area and is now finished so we'll no longer hear the unexplained loud booms. Of course another possibility is that it's a new rig in town about to join the one we've been hearing, doubling the disconcerting booms.

Is there any way to find out what if any fracking has been or is going on in our area?



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