• More Hopewell Twp. homeowners come forward, saying underground testing causing damage


    HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Last week, a man took Channel 11 inside his home to show us cracks he said were caused by underground testing.  Now, an entire group of homeowners has come forward to say they have damage, too.

    After Channel 11’s story aired last week, Hopewell Township officials said it has gotten hundreds of calls from residents wanting answers.  State lawmakers said they’ve been getting calls, too.

    Shawna Selinsky has many questions but said she's getting no answers when it comes to seismic mapping.   She said she grabbed her phone and started following and recording crews that are doing the work for Seitel Mapping out of Texas.
    The trucks are not only on residential streets but devices are in people's yards with signs on them, reading “Don't touch or face stiff penalties.”

    “It’s on my property.  I don't know what it is, and I can't touch it.  That's crazy,” said neighbor Perry Sassic.
    Hopewell officials have been battling the company in court.  A current injunction blocks officials from interfering in the seismic testing and blocks them from talking to residents about it.
    The man who contacted Channel 11 about damage last week said a ruptured water line cost him $6,000.

    The company told Channel 11 it will be in the area for the next few weeks.  Officials also said they are not in the business of property damage and that they’ve just come to do a job.

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