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Family says noise from Enbridge work is still making life tough
CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) A family in Calhoun County claims the noise and disruption from Enbridge construction is making their lives a living nightmare.
Enbridge is currently preparing a pipeline site in Ceresco, the problem is that at times the work is being done less than 15 feet away from the familys home. They say loud banging and drilling is shaking the house at all hours of the day.
Newschannel 3 first talked to the family six months ago, and it looks like the problem isnt going away anytime soon.
Around 3:00 pm Friday afternoon, construction with heavy-duty equipment once again started up outside Dave Gallaghers home in Ceresco and hes fed up. He says hes called and complained and doesnt know what to do next.
Gallagher says its a constant battle, every day, sometimes on Sundays, on holidays, even early in the morning and late at night. Gallagher works from home, so he cant escape the noise.
Beeping, drilling, all manner of loud noises caused by construction crews working for Enbridge as they prepare to install a section of pipeline.
Gallagher says Enbridge offered to pay for him to stay elsewhere, but hes not leaving his home.
Nobody has ever been here representing Enbridge while were in our home, while the walls or shaking or the noise is so incredibly loud, said Gallagher, its unbearable.
Gallagher shared cell-phone video he recently shot. He says his house has been shaking and rattling for nearly six months and he has no idea when the work will be done.
When Newschannel 3 first visited Gallagher, large equipment was rolling by only feet from the home.
Gallagher says Enbridge did pay for working on his land, but it wasnt nearly enough.
Back then Enbridge told Newschannel 3 that a homeowner gets more money depending on how close they are to a home, or how long the job will take.
Gallagher says he met with Enbridge officials about five weeks ago, but claims nothing good came from it.
Theyre accountable for nothing, said Gallagher. They say anything they want to say, but theyre not accountable for anything that they do.
Gallagher says he only wants whats fair, the amount that the value of his home has dropped.
Newschannel 3 did reach out to Enbridge for reaction, but have not yet heard back.