I've spent a good bit of time in West Virginia. It's one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Unfortunately, between King Coal and those frackers, they are destroying the place.
Not trying to drift or hijack this thread, story reminds me of a perplexing water well problem at a Ranch I used to hunt/guide on.
Ranch property on the Edwards Aquifer located 80-miles east of Del Rio Texas.Drinking water was from a well in that aquifer. For about 5-years at different intervals when showering and you either touched the showerhead or water faucets one would get a electrical shock. Sometimes very mild to almost bringing you to your knees. The frequency and intensity seemed to get wore as time went on.
We looked at everything, had the power company out, 1-of the owners was a electrical engineer graduate from Texas A&M owned a engineering firm. He sent out his best engineers to try and figure out the source. we tried everything called everybody that could help but nobody could figure it out. Texas A&M engineers came out as the one owner contributes a sizeable amount to the school annually. Nobody could figure it out.
The last year on deer hunting opening weekend there was a large group, people familiar with the problem made a comment that nobody had complained about the electrical shock. Wasn't a hour alter when a guy drove up to the ranch house and asked if we had any spare water. This man was with a group that leased the adjacent property and his well pump had finally given out. Said the submersible pump had been giving them troubles for about 5-years and they had no water at their deer camp which consisted of a couple of trailers.
It seems the pump had a grounding issue/short that traveled through the aquifer conducting the current through the aquifer right up to our water well which explained the frequency issues. We would only experience getting shocked when their pump kicked on. That was about 2002 and we still laugh about it.