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City council getting bad vibrations about mapping work

June 6, 2013

Some concerns were expressed about the potential impact of seismic mapping scheduled to take place next month in the Harmar district and portions of downtown Marietta during Wednesday's meeting of......

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Jun-06-13 8:35 AM

When they say there is really nothing to worry about.... look out! Remember the last time the sewer broke at the new justice center?

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Jun-06-13 8:56 AM

Question....why are they doing this within the city limits? Surely they would never be allowed to drill within the city limits.

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Jun-06-13 9:32 AM

Don't worry we aren't going to do this within 100 feet of a residence, so how is it done????? Most city streets are 40 feet wide.?????? Document, document, document!!!

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Jun-06-13 10:22 AM

It wont matter if a line breaks, your 200 year old house goes ever-so-slightly askew, or if an old picture fall from the wall - this is big corporate and big gov, working together. It WONT be their fault, and you know your homeowner's wont touch it either.

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Jun-06-13 10:40 AM

Why is it being done again this year?

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Jun-06-13 11:09 AM

The exposure we have is to older homes whose foundations take a hit with this work. Certainly, the company has insurance but try proving your claim against won't happen. We also have aged gas lines and sewer lines in town...the hit these truck give is tremendous. Looks like the public has no say in it eh?

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Jun-06-13 11:26 AM

Their mapping the city to see if there is gas/oil within city limits. Its a bunch of BS picking up reading 3 miles away. The city &gas drillers will have one heck of a fight on their hands if they try drilling in the city.I will be the first to file a lawsuit for hurting my property value.

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Jun-06-13 12:39 PM

For the record, I'm opposed to some of the practices used in fracking. If waste disposal is improved and made safe, then I'm for it, but not until then. However, low frequency echo waves are a different story. What they will reveal will benefit this area and our historic town, but not just through revealing oil and gas deposits. Echo mapping will reveal flaws and fault lines in deep rock and shallow rock, water deposits, and unstable ground. As Marietta changes, and it will, there will be a better idea about building on certain areas within the city. Mr. Vukovic (our own doubting Thomas), casts a Debbie Downer pall over everything. Instead of standing in the path of possible progress and the future of Marietta, Mr. Vukovic and those who object to the mapping should educate themselves before displaying their self-righteous indignation. So now, let's see what might happen if the crumbling drainage of the west-side is further damaged. Lo and behold, it gets replaced. cont.

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Jun-06-13 12:43 PM

Since doubting Thomas has now revealed that everything on the west-side is crumbled and decayed, if damage occurs, neither the homeowners insurance nor the companies insurance will reimburse for damage. Sometimes you need to know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em. And sometimes you need to know when to shut your "pie-hole" Tom.

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Jun-06-13 2:12 PM

In December 2012 Precision Geophysical wanted to do seismic mapping in Kent, Ohio. Kent city officials were concerned that the "high-frequency vibrations could cause micro fractures in the pavement that eventually could lead to roadway damage." They required the company to post "a nearly $750,000 5-year insurance bond to have permission to use the trucks on city streets." This caused Precision Geophysics to use geophone sensors attached to cables instead of the trucks.

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Jun-06-13 4:54 PM

Tom should know that if trucks go down streets on the west side that the houses are already less than a 100 feet from each other . and they say they will be more that a 100 feet away from the houses there is no way in most of Marietta you can do that.

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