Residents of Brookfield and Hubbard townships reported hearing loud booms at about 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
Residents of Wyngate Manor Mobile Home Park in Brookfield said the booms were loud enough to shake their homes.
Brookfield firefighters and police said they received no reports, although a firefighter said he heard what he thought sounded like thunder. Hubbard city and township police listed no reports on their call logs.
Some people wondered whether the booms came from the injection well on Route 7, north of Wyngate. Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokesman Steven Irwin said ODNR had received no complaints, and Highland Field Services, which operates the injection well, was unaware of any reports.
“Our inspector completed an inspection this morning, no issues at the injection well,” Irwin said. “The noise was attributed to firearms south of the property.”
So you are reporting that residents heard loud booms on NEW YEARS’ EVE and speculating that it came from the injection well??? The ODNR said it was people shooting their firearms. Could have also been fireworks (it is NEW YEARS’ EVE). Recall that the injection well is equipped with the required seismic monitors per ODNR regulations, so if there was a boom at the well strong enough to shake somebody’s home, don’t you think the monitors would pick it up and send reports to the State? Of course they would. Did you investigate that? Clearly this is just another attempt at fear mongering around Highland’s injection well. Why else would you mention it in the face of the FACTS that it was NEW YEARS’ EVE and the ODNR stated it was firearms? Also, your headline reads “Did You Hear Nye Loud Booms?” Assuming “Nye” is a typo, and you meant “Any.”