Continued Concern on Carter Road

By Adam Chick

October 4, 2012 Updated Oct 5, 2012 at 9:55 AM EDT

Dimock, PA (WBNG Binghamton) It's been nearly four years since some Dimock Township residents sued Cabot Oil and Gas over water contamination.

Although federal and state agencies now say there is nothing to worry about it's not enough to erase concerns from at least one Carter Road resident.

"After they started doing the fracking all the chemicals, all the dust clouds, I mean you couldn't even have the windows open in your house. Because all the dust would just roll from here, come right over into the house," said Ray Kemble.

Some might call Ray Kemble paranoid.

However, the water buffalo he now needs to get water into his house is very real.

Cabot Oil and Gas stopped supplying him water last November.

He hasn't been able to use his well in four years.

Although the Department of Environmental Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency say the water is now safe

Kemble says the water that comes out is less than sanitary.

"The generators are running up there constantly, the pipes, clamming. Everybody's screaming and hooting and hollering. I mean, this goes on 24/7," said Kemble.

Kemble says many of his neighbors have left the area; Either bought out by Cabot, or simply left.

A gas company offered to buy Kemble's house.

But he says the price they were asking was far too low.

"This is a really nice piece of property here. And now I couldn't give it away. To be a home you have to have water, sewer, and power. Well I have sewer and power but I don't have the water. Because if we don't truck it in, we don't have water," said Kemble.

As New York mulls its own decision on the process Kemble has a little advice:

"The only thing I tell you people up in New York is don't let them in. Because you're not going to like what's going to happen," said Kemble.

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