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  • Ray is an ex-truck driver in his late 50s. Since he became a whistle-blower, Gas company doesn’t give him any jobs nor have they fired him. In order to collect unemployment benefits, he can’t quit, so technically on payroll, he makes $0, pays no taxes and lives in a house that is worth nothing because it is condemned property due to water contamination. He lives in Dimock, PA and spends his time speaking at anti-fracking rallies, activist events and has done plenty of interviews, including meeting with Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon when they visited Dimock.
    He collects motorbikes in his garage and smokes a lot of cigars.


    I’ve been here for over 20 years.
    I’m an ex-gas worker, I’ve worked the industry for 3 years.
    All these water trucks you see up around here, I drove them all.

    We were on sites with no masks, no nothing.
    So we all sat there and sucked in silica sand, so we all got sclerosis to the lungs.
    Randy’s got radiation poisoning.
    I’ve got rashes going from my feet all the way to my knees from standing in it.. it’s soaked into your boots and sucked in through your feet and brought to the body.

    A lot of the local guys that were driving, end up being whistle blowers – because we were illegally dumping this stuff, we are cross-contaminating the trucks, we are dumping brine and flowback on the roads, but it’s in a fresh water truck.. so everybody thinks – you know, it’s fresh water.. you know, and it’s not.

    Before this gas crap came here, I was running my towing and my garage.
    We weren’t getting rich, you know.
    But we paid the bills, paid the mortgage, paid the electric, paid the loans on the trucks, and we threw some money on the side in a savings account.
    So we weren’t getting rich but we lived.

    But you got neighbors who all sit there and they hate your guts because you are against the industry.
    Mike and Andrea – well, he just sold that property off to them (company) - they got divorced over all this crap.
    Seymours next door, got divorced over this crap.
    My ex walked out of here because of it.
    Kenny ended up dying over this.

    Six years ago I had a place worth $400,000.
    Now I have a place worth $0.
    You can’t sell it, it’s condemned property: got no water.

    I got 2 buffalos out here.
    I have to truck the water in for that, and we truck the water in for the other neighbors over here.
    And then we have other neighbors that got contaminated that have buffalos up in Franklin Forks, so now we go up there and deliver water to them too.
    So now here we are, trucking water in so we take a shower, flush the toilet.
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