MOUNDSVILLE – Marshall County residents that live near Williams Ohio Valley Midstream LLC's oil and gas processing plant are suing the company after they claim the plant has made it unbearable to live in their homes.
Curtis Allen and Karen Allen; Kenneth Allen and Mary Lou Allen; Randall Clark and Wendy Clark; Robert Conner and Janet Conner; Robert Conner and Rosemary Conner; Ronnie Goodrich; James Marsh Jr. and Helen Marsh; Calvin Moninger; Tracylyn Sheedy and Charles Sheedy Jr.; and Debbie Sheedy all own property that is located near land used by Williams for oil and gas processing, according to ten complaints filed Dec. 18 in Marshall Circuit Court.
The plaintiffs claim Williams' operations have caused fumes, dust, noise and bright light to be present on the plaintiffs' property during all hours of the day and night.
The continuous and constant smell of the fumes and odors have frequently made it unbearable for the plaintiffs to be outside on their property, according to the suits.
The defendant's operations have caused air pollution, dust, dirt and debris to travel onto the plaintiffs' property, which frequently made it unbearable for the plaintiffs to be outside on their property.
The plaintiffs claim the defendant's operations include large flares, which have caused bright light to enter into their homes throughout the day and night.
The defendant's actions have caused the plaintiffs to have a reasonable apprehension and risk of explosion and apprehension and risk of exposure to dangerous and toxic substances, compounds and chemical mixtures in the air, according to the suits.
The plaintiffs claim Williams' continuous and constant traffic, construction and operation of the oil and gas processing plant has caused noise pollution on their property throughout the day and night.
Williams' actions have caused the plaintiffs annoyance, inconvenience, emotional and mental anguish, stress, anxiety, and marital strife for the married plaintiffs, according to the suits.
The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory, general and punitive damages. They are being represented by James G. Bordas Jr. and Jeremy M. McGraw of Bordas & Bordas PLLC.
The cases are assigned to Circuit Judges David W. Hummel Jr. and Mark A. Karl.
Marshall Circuit Court case number: 14-C-199, 14-C-200, 14-C-201, 14-C-202, 14-C-203, 14-C-204, 14-C-205, 14-C-206, 14-C-207, 14-C-208